Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a nursing or a health-related subject. Applicants with a lower degree classification, or those who don’t have an undergraduate degree, may still be considered for the course, subject to having relevant experience within urology and being able to demonstrate readiness to study. You should have active registration with a UK regulatory body, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or General Medical Council. You must be currently employed as an adult nurse or physician associate and have direct experience of caring for patients with urological conditions. Written confirmation will need to be provided by your line manager or training lead confirming their support for your application. Registered nurses joining the course should have a minimum of 12 months post-registration clinical experience, inclusive of a minimum of six months caring for patients with urological conditions, within the past five years. Physician associates would be considered on completion of their initial training, subject to practicing within a urological setting. An interview forms part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered as part of a partnership between St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Edge Hill University, this taught Masters degree provides a comprehensive overview of caring for patients with urological conditions in a range of different working environments. You will gain expertise in all major areas of urological care. Developing the ability to plan and implement basic interventions for a range of urological conditions, you will also gain first-hand experience of interpreting a variety of clinical data, pathology results and diagnostic investigations. A variety of optional modules provide the opportunity to tailor your studies to gain expert knowledge of subspecialities within urology which are most relevant to your own area(s) of interest or employment. The course will encourage more autonomous practice and address workforce opportunities and challenges within contemporary urology services. You will graduate as a reflective practitioner, ready to influence and shape local services and improve the delivery of care to patients. The specialist knowledge you develop will enhance your employability and ensure you are well placed to apply for specialist urological positions, including leadership and management roles.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/urology/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


The compulsory modules on the course are assessed through an essay and case study presentation, which also includes a question-and-answer session, and a written report. Specific types of assessment for the remainder of the course will vary according to your module choices. Overall, a wide variety of assessment methods will be used, including case study presentations, written reports, written assignments, practical competencies, practical assessments, examinations, and an optional dissertation.

Course contact details

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