Taught course

Rheumatology Nursing

Keele University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

All candidates will have a Nurse qualification, current registration with the NMC, and significant experience of the nursing management of patients presenting with rheumatological disorders. Candidates will normally have either a degree (at least second class honours) or an equivalent professional qualification such as a postgraduate diploma, and appropriate experience. Candidates will normally be required to: - provide a portfolio of their previous experience along with their completed application form; - attend an interview.


Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed to be undertaken by part time students over a two year period. The course is run over a number of short intensive blocks, each lasting two to five days.

Successful completion of the taught component will lead to students being awarded a Post-graduate Diploma in Rheumatology Nursing. Subject to successful completion of the taught course element, candidates may proceed to an MSc by means of a dissertation on a piece of research on a topic of the student's choice, arising from issues raised during the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1782 556246
+44 (0)1782 556306