Taught course

Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent). Must be a Registered Nurse. Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice aims to develop the capability of post-qualified nurses to meet the current and future political, clinical and organisational challenges associated with delivering safe and effective advancing practice. The programme’s intention is to provide high quality educational experiences to enable first level post-qualified nurses to acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and professional attributes associated with advancing professional nursing practice.

Using a range of dynamic and stimulating intra-professional and interprofessional learning opportunities, the programme aims to build on students‟ existing professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable them to extend their capabilities. The programme presented for re-approval is intended to support post-qualified nurses in advancing their professional practice and career aspirations. Students who successfully complete relevant core and elective modules and accrue 180 credits will be eligible for the academic Masters award of MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0 If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the International Graduate Diploma programme. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630