Taught course

Advancing Nursing Practice

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The field of nursing is ever changing and increasingly challenging. The MSc Advancing Nursing Practice will equip you with the skills for self-development to become leaders and competent decision makers, professional nurses who understand the primacy of care, the promotion of health and the imperative of evidence to underpin best practice and how this is acquired.

The programme aims, through a process of flexible and open learning, to develop self-directed and reflective nurses who have the potential to be future leaders in advancing nursing.

Whilst there are some core subjects, the programme is extremely flexible and is tailored to students' requirements.

Distinctive features of this degree include:

  • Development of a portfolio for professional and personal development
  • Development of opportunities for the synthesis of theory, evidence and practice
  • Accessibility for all nursing disciplines, including managers, educators and clinicians

The dynamic structure of the programme is specifically designed to appeal not only locally and nationally, but also internationally.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24/36 months


part time
9 months


part time
21 months

Course contact details

Programme Secretary, Sergio Mori Sierra
+44 (0) 131 650 4661