Taught course


Ulster University · School of Nursing

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc Nursing will be a qualified nurse, midwife or health visitor (in any field of practice) with registration or licensure in their country of practice and have a first degree or equivalent.

For all students undertaking the MSc Full Time there will be a video submission. This video submission will form part of the selection process.

Applications will close on the 30th May 2022.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing is a challenging post graduate qualification for nurses, midwives or health visitors from all fields of practice. This course will assist qualified staff to develop personally and professionally in a wide range of topics and issues including communication, health promotion, leadership, person-centred practice and research.

In the full-time mode, the MSc Nursing it is typically completed over one calendar year.

There are currently 6 pathways within the course. These are dependent on course numbers for each and viability.

1. MSc Nursing with Palliative Care pathway

2. MSc Nursing with Dementia Care pathway

3. MSc Nursing with Education pathway

4. MSc Nursing with Nursing Assessment pathway

5. MSc Nursing with Nursing Practice in the UK pathway (Full Time international students only)

6. MSc Nursing with Leadership pathway.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants

For those who do not have English as a first language, the minimum requirement for this course is an academic IELTS of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.

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
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Esther Beck
+44 (0)28 7167 5014