Taught course

Adult Nursing

Kingston University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

  • A health- or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above. Health- and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies.
  • A minimum of 650 hours of health or social care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate this experience. This, along with a testimony, is a condition for entry to the programme.
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This masters course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, progressing into leadership or specialist nursing.

Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer care, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.

Our simulation suites provide you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through high-fidelity patient simulators and role play with actors. You will have intraprofessional learning with child, mental health and learning disabilities to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields. You will also have interprofessional learning opportunities with midwifery and pharmacy students.

Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.

You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.

Fees and funding

NHS Training Grant

Nursing students on pre-registration courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back, subject to eligibility criteria. For more information please visit the NHS Business Service Authority.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)20 8417 5735