Taught course

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

Institution
Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis. An interview forms part of the selection process. Pre-registration nursing programmes are typically three years in duration so, in order to join this two-year MSc, you will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will be in the form of three short pieces of written work (essays) and evidence which will also confirm that you have met a minimum of 700 hours of appropriate health-related occupational or voluntary experience. Further details about RPL, including guidance on the development of your three short academic essays, will be sent to you upon successful completion of an interview. If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers to enter and on qualification registered nurses are employed in a variety of settings. Learning disability nurses work with people who have a diverse range of health conditions, some of whom will be facing the most challenging life events. As a learning disability nurse you will deliver care to a range of adults and children with learning disabilities, while also gaining a broader awareness of the needs of all client groups and meeting the challenges of a changing healthcare environment. With access to practice learning placements, this Masters degree provides the opportunity for graduates to enter the nursing profession. It will enable you to register as a qualified learning disability nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), having developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to help plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way.

Fees and funding

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this programme in academic year 2020/21, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum.If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this programme in academic year 2021/22, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

In each year, you will be assessed by a written assessment, oral assessment, a simulated practical assessment and an examination. While on practice placement, you will be supported in the development of the application of knowledge and skills, leading to the assessment of related proficiencies.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171