Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above and a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English/Welsh. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the achievement of 750 hours of relevant clinical practice, working in health related environments, such as care homes, hospitals, community or homecare. Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of 7.0. Any offer made is conditional, subject to: - Evidence of recent study (within the last five years) - Satisfactory academic and character references - Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or an approved equivalent. - Occupational Health clearance

Months of entry


Course content

NO TUITION FEES to pay for UK and EU students - our NHS bursary is available to applicants who have lived in UK for last 3-years. To receive funding from the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, students will have to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following the completion of their course.

EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of £22,128 rising to £34,000 for a highly-experienced staff nurse.

ACCREDITATION: Graduates will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

There are no tuition fees to pay for the MSc Nursing for UK / EU students.

To be eligible for WEDS funding international students must have residency for 3 years (working and living) in the United Kingdom. EU area students can also apply. Standard fees apply for international students. For more funding information please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/pg-nhs/

FUNDING: You may be eligible for university funding to help support your study. Find out more about scholarships and bursaries and other opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Human and Health Sciences
+44 (0)1792 518531