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Entry requirements

A qualified Nurse, typically with a Degree and completion of application form. For those who do not have English as a first language they will need to have IELTs at 6.5 with no band score less than 6.5 (or equivalent). Students will typically already hold a Degree, and are already a qualified Nurse, Midwife or Health Visitor. Exemptions & transferability Students who have already undertaken post graduate study can apply to the School of Nursing for Accreditation for Prior Learning and this process will determine what will be permitable.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters in Nursing is a challenging Post Graduate qualification for Nurses (all fields), Midwives or Health Visitors. This course will assist the student develop professionally and personally and covers a wide range of issues from communication, leadership, and management, person-centered care and research and evidence. In the full-time mode, it is typically completed over a year, September to September.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.5.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen McGarvey
+44 (0) 28 9036 8983