Taught course


University of Dundee · School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

You must be a registered or licensed nurse with a first degree. Full entry requirements are available on our website.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for nurses who wish to develop their expertise within their own area of practice. This is a flexible programme where the focus is on nursing as it applies to the individual student.

Students on this programme can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

The programme is studied through online distance learning and runs over two semesters and up to three and a half years. Students are required to take four modules; one per semester. The final 18 months of the programme comprises the dissertation which is normally a systematic review.

In order to achieve the MSc, students must undertake a research core module, an award core module called Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Ethics, and a professional core such as Leadership (there are several to choose from). There is also the opportunity to undertake an option module. These modules can be taken in any order and will be negotiated with the academic lead or your personal tutor. A 60 credit dissertation is also required, relating to nursing. This could be nursing leadership, education, management or practice.

The following pathways are available:

  • MSc Nursing
  • MSc Nursing (Clinical Practice)
  • MSc Nursing (Infection Prevention and Control)
  • MSc Nursing (Leadership, Quality and Governance)
  • MSc Nursing (Long Term Conditions)
  • MSc Nursing (Mental Health)
  • MSc Nursing (Older Person)
  • MSc Nursing (Global Health & Wellbeing)
  • MSc Nursing (Research)

Information for international students

It is hoped that this programme will have ACEN accreditation although this will not enable non-US students to practise in the US.

Fees and funding

Please visit our web page for more information: Funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
42 months

Course contact details

Miss Pauline Horton
+44 (0)1382 388534