Taught course

Nursing (Adult)

Edge Hill University · Nursing and Midwifery

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 courses 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


Course content

Are you good with people? Do you have a strong caring nature? Could you meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment? Nursing is a rewarding career, and this training will make you highly employable. You’ll work with people who have a diverse range of health conditions, including individuals facing challenging life events.

On our MSc Nursing course, you’ll learn how to deliver care to people with acute and complex care needs. At the same time, you’ll discover a range of settings where care takes place, such as at home. Adult nurses also lead and improve care while working with other professionals to get the best outcome for their clients.

You’ll get the opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt on supervised work placements. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the knowledge and skills to help plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way. And you’ll be able to register as a qualified adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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