Taught course


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

Entry requirements

Holds a professional qualification in nursing and have current evidence of registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Currently in clinical practice and have two references, one giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability, the second giving evidence that advanced clinical supervision will be provided within the clinical area. Has an honours degree (2:2 or above) awarded by a British University or other approved degree awarding body or college (standard entry); Or demonstrates clinical expertise through publication, change management and/or leadership as well as successful study at third level (or equivalent) or above through Professional Portfolio evidence (non standard entry).

MSc Nursing

Months of entry


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


part time
36-72 months


part time
24-48 months


part time
12-24 months

PG University Certificate in CPD

part time
12-24 months


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

Course contact details

HLS Admissions
0116 257 7700