Taught course

Contemporary Nursing

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

A first degree. All applicants must be registered nurses and will need to have completed six months as a qualified nurse.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Contemporary Nursing course is designed for nurses who want to advance their knowledge and develop advanced skills in different areas of specialism in nursing. It is suitable both for nurses who want to focus on a particular clinical speciality and for those that are still deciding on a clinical pathway.

The aim of the MSc Contemporary Nursing course is to develop intellectual and practice skills in order to enhance your performance as a nurse and improve the effectiveness of care you give to patients and their families / carers.

The course will support your continuing professional development, enhance you current knowledge and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your performance as a nurse.

The MSc Contemporary Nursing course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:

  • Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
  • Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
  • Master’s degree - 180 credits

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Kate Young (Programme Tutor)
+44 (0)1707 285940