Taught course

Nursing

Institution
De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCertPG University Certificate in CPD

Entry requirements

  • Standard entry requirements:

    • You must hold a professional qualification as a nursing practitioner and most be currently registered with the relevant health care professional body
    • You should be able to supply two references, giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability
    • Have an honours degree (2:2 or above) awarded by a British University or other equivalent approved degree awarding college/body
    • Submit a summary of approximately 750 words setting out your research proposal in preparation for the dissertation. This summary should include the purpose of the research and the research methods you might use. This proposal is regarded as an initial outline rather than a summary of the final dissertation.

    In exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given to a student who:

    • Hold a professional qualification as a nursing practitioner and is currently registered with the relevant health care professional body
    • Is able to supply two references, giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability
    • Demonstrate expertise through publication, change management and/or leadership as well as successful study at third level or above through Professional Portfolio
    • A summary of approximately 750 words setting out your research proposal in preparation for the dissertation. This summary should include the purpose of the research and the research methods you might use. This proposal is regarded as an initial outline rather than a summary of the final dissertation.

    Entry for international students:

    • Registration as a nurse is not a requirement, but the first diploma / degree must be in nursing or a subject closely allied to nursing
    • Is able to supply two references giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability
    • The equivalent of a UK Bachelors (2:2 or above) in a health related subject from a recognised University
    • If English is not the first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (academic) or equivalent when starting the course is essential. A minimum of 6.5 must be achieved in the bands of listening, reading, writing and speaking
    • Those wishing to “Earn as they Learn” within the local NHS will be required to achieve an IELTS average score of 7.0
    • A summary of approximately 750 words setting out your research proposal in preparation for the dissertation. This summary should include the purpose of the research and the research methods you might use. This proposal is regarded as an initial outline rather than a summary of the final dissertation.

    English language requirements:

    If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

    Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

MSc Nursing

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed to support a wide range of experienced professional nursing practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in their specialist practice domain. It is designed to optimise and maximise the client experience through the acquisition and application of higher level skills and experiences which directly affects the delivery of specialist care and service development.

The course will offer students the opportunity to study their area of specialist practice in depth so as to demonstrate, through higher level clinical decision making, consistent developments and advancements in clinical health care. It has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners seeking a flexible route to master's level qualification and a specialist practitioner recordable qualification with the NMC.

The course is strongly linked to clinical practice and has been developed with clinical colleagues from a wide range of clinical specialities.

It will enable students through an integrated theory/practice approach, to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for safe and effective specialist practice. Students will be challenged to consider the socio, economic and political factors which influence healthcare demands and provision. They will be facilitated to develop their knowledge and skills to enhance personal performance and effectiveness in the provision of healthcare reflecting contemporary perspectives. This in itself reflects the ethos of specialist care delivery, one which acknowledges the contribution of a multi-professional approach to meet the holistic needs of patients, families, carers and the wider community.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36-72 months

PGDip

part time
24-48 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

PG University Certificate in CPD

part time
12-24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
HLS Admissions
Email
hlsadmissions@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
0116 257 7700