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Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Honours degree for example, BSc (Hons), normally at class 2:1 in a relevant subject or equivalent. Registration as a nurse (or a license to practice as a nurse) with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board / health department.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme, and its sister course MSc Nursing Leadership, aims to prepare nurses to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of nursing leadership. Both programmes are aimed at nurses who have registration in their own country. The programmes offer the opportunity to explore nursing practice, healthcare and to develop knowledge and skills in research methods and service improvement. It is anticipated that students will be drawn from across the world as well as nurses from the UK. This will allow students an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students from different cultures and healthcare systems.

Both programmes provide opportunities to study contemporary issues in nursing from either a clinical or a leadership perspective. Providing an exciting mix of theory and practical application through enquiry based learning and workshop materials the programmes will allow students to apply theory to practice through table top exercises and simulation.

Students can enrol on a September or January delivery of this programme. The September delivery is 12 months long, while the January delivery is 20 months long and includes a summer break between June and August, where students might like to experience UK and European travel if they wish

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 243 7900