Taught course

Adult Nursing

Keele University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

  • A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject
  • English Language and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C (discuss with admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)
  • At this time we are not able to consider applications from international students who would need a visa to study in the UK.
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure NARIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation.
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0, including least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. The University may be able to accept alternative English Language qualifications from applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on a case by case basis in line with the appropriate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 770 hours care experience (approximately six months F/T work). Relevant voluntary experience would be accepted as a portion of the total hours on a case by case basis.

Please note that you will be required to have obtained the academic entry requirements before applying.

Additional entry requirements

  • All applicants are required to make an Recognition of Prior Learning claim to demonstrate how their previous care experience and graduate studies have equip them to undertake an accelerated nursing programme
  • All applicants must be of good health and good character
  • All applicants selected at interview will complete a Rehabilitation of Offenders form and have a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check as well as Occupational health Clearance

Months of entry


Course content

If you're a highly motivated graduate with care experience who wishes to become a registered adult nurse and gain an MSc in an accelerated two year timeframe, the MSc Nursing graduate entry programme is perfect for you. Nursing is an exciting and rewarding career choice. It’s one in which you can make a real and positive contribution to people with long and short-term health problems who are facing some of the most challenging experiences of their lives.

Based in the Clinical Education Centre at the Royal Stoke Hospital, the programme will utilise an enquiry based learning approach which will build on both your existing graduate skill set and your past experience of working in a care setting. The programme will focus on quality care delivery, clinical skills, leadership and will be designed to be both research intensive and research informed.

To complement your University studies, we offer a diverse range of clinical placements across community and hospital settings to work with patients accessing health services.

The programme builds your academic skill sets, professional responsibility and technical complexity related to patient care throughout the two years. Successful completion of this innovative programme will ensure you will meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

During our stimulating and intensive 2-year course to become a Keele, person-centred, graduate entry adult nurse, we aim to facilitate your development to become one of the best post-graduate nurses in the country. To achieve this you will develop a skill set which includes:

  • Delivering safe, competent, evidence-based nursing practice
  • Adopting professional values, attitudes and behaviours
  • Developing your interpersonal skills
  • Effective team-working
  • Improving management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrating competence in research and being able to successfully manage a project

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Nursing and Midwifery Admissions