Taught course

Adult Nursing (with registration)

University of Leeds · School of Healthcare
MSc with Prof Practice

Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates who hold a healthcare related degree and have recent clinical experience ideally in a nursing role who would now like the opportunity to train to become a qualified adult nurse and at the same time gain higher level academic credits at Master’s level. This programme is for people wishing to become a registered nurse and not for those who are already on the NMC register.

This is normally a three year full-time programme but as you already have a healthcare related degree and nursing experience, you can apply to join the second year of the programme subject to the submission of a portfolio of evidence which is approval by the School Individualised Programmes Panel.

Applicants must be graduates who normally hold a 2:1 or above degree in a healthcare related subject which has been completed ideally within the last 5 years.

You must also be able to evidence 750 hours of clinical experience in the last 5 years.
It is a professional requirement that applicants have qualifications in English Language and Maths at GCSE grade C or above.

In the absence of English Language an IELTS score of 7.0 in all criteria will be accepted. We would be happy to discuss the entry requirements with you.

All students including those from the EU will be required to meet the above criteria and have been resident in the UK or EU for a minimum of three years.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a stimulating and challenging two year programme of study which takes as its focus the active use and integration of theory and practice into the discipline of nursing. Clinical nursing practice is a fundamental component of the programme and is achieved in a variety of settings in an around the Leeds area, and includes many regional healthcare specialities including renal, liver, neurology and cardiac.

During the two years of the programme you will further develop your knowledge and skills in adult nursing. The first module of year 2 at Level 3 but all remaining modules will be at master’s level. You will study modules specific to nursing as well as more generic leadership and research modules. There is also the opportunity to study an option module from a suite of modules centred around either research, advanced practice or management. There is also the opportunity to go abroad in the option modules.

The programme will provide you with:

  • An opportunity to gain and develop a vast range of theoretical nursing knowledge and practical skills through taught sessions and attendance in clinical practice.
  • Access to a wide range of different clinical specialisms including hospital and community placements.
  • A work based learning focus with assessment methods linked to your practice and your work.
  • Flexibility within the modules for you to develop your knowledge and skills in those areas of practice most appropriate to the work environment
  • Support in meeting the NMC requirements for entry to the professional register
  • Opportunities to learn with other healthcare professionals
  • An opportunity to develop research skills and carry out a dissertation project related to nursing practice

Clinical experience

Clinical experience during the programme will include some weekend and night duty shifts to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recommendations. Time is also given in the programme for independent study and assessment preparation.

Holidays are allocated for the whole two years to meet University and NMC regulations and cannot be negotiated. We make every effort to link these to school holidays at Christmas, Easter and in August.

Information for international students

All students including those from the EU will be required to meet the above criteria and have been resident in the UK or EU for a minimum of three years.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,000 per year

We have a limited number of funded places for this course. Please apply by 28 February.

Qualification and course duration

MSc with Prof Practice

part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Course contact details

Admissions team
0113 343 1347