The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice teacher/ practice facilitator.
Clinical Practice: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Students electing to undertake the module NUM015 Non Medical Prescribing module have additional entry criteria to meet (NMC 2006).
District Nursing route: requires you to be a registered adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 of the register, and have had the opportunity to consolidate your pre-registration nurse education. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
Health Visiting and School Nursing routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on part 1 or 2 of the register. Acceptance is based on receiving an acceptable references from one source and satisfactory clearance from Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
Leadership routes: You must be a registered nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, or the equivalent for international students. This is the only route available to International students due to the non-attendance requirement and NMC registration requirements.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
Leadership – IELTS 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5
All other routes must meet the NMC English standard requirement.
Months of entry
Information for international students
Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.
Fees and funding
For more information, visit http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/finance-and-scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1224 262209