Research course

Nursing Studies (top up)

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing
MSc by research

Entry requirements

You must hold a degree in any subject and a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing from a pre-registration course along with a registered (NMC) nurse status.

You normally progress directly to the 60 credit dissertation, but we will advise you if you need to take a research methods module prior to the dissertation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

We consider applications on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Enhance your skills and top up your current postgraduate diploma to a full masters degree in one year. You develop your critical understanding of appropriate research methodology and contribute to professional practice development within your chosen area.

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
12-36 months months

Course contact details

Health and Wellbeing
+44 (0)114 225 5555