- A lower second (2:2) honours degree or above in nursing
- Be working as a registered nurse or are a registered nurse with recent nursing experience (within one year)
- For the MSc Nursing Studies (advanced practice), be nursing at an advanced level of nursing practice
- Hold an acceptable recognisable professional qualification in the UK In exceptional circumstances, students who do not have a degree but who have successfully completed Level 7 CPD modules or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully postgraduate-level study may also be considered
In exceptional circumstances, students who do not have a degree but who have successfully completed Level 7 CPD modules or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully postgraduate-level study may also be considered.
Months of entry
The MSc Nursing Studies can be studied part-time and we offer an advanced practice pathway which can also be studied part-time.
In these programmes you will focus on:
- Research evidence and ways of asking research questions
- Methodological context, paradigms, different approaches to research design
- Designing a research proposal
- Research ethics and research processes
- Critical evaluation of published research in substantive area(s)
- Sampling methods
- Quantitative research methods;
- Qualitative research methods
- Mixing methods / methodologies
- Data analysis
- Dissemination of research findings in relevant contexts.
Nursing Studies - Part-time options
If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you may consider the option of a PGDip where you complete one core module of 30 credits and 90 credits of optional modules .
The postgraduate diploma consists of 120 credits, and includes a core module of 30 credits, and 90 credits of optional modules to complete the programme. The MSc consists of 180 credits including two core modules of 90 credits and 90 credits of optional modules to complete the programme.
A programme planning meeting with the Programme Leader will be arranged prior to choosing your modules. This meeting will allow you to focus on the specific modules you wish to study, discuss any Accreditation of Prior Learning and consider whether you wish to choose a work based learning approach to your final project/ dissertation or a traditional research methods/dissertation route.
Students wishing to receive the post-graduate diploma do not need to take the final 60 credit module.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Alison Harris
- +44 (0)20 8411 5555