Entry requirements

In line with the University standard for postgraduate study, overseas applicants must have completed an IELTS (or equivalent test) in the past two years, with an overall score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.

Overseas applicants, who have successfully completed an IELTS test, will then be offered the opportunity to complete the presessional English language course at the University’s English Language Centre (ELC) to prepare them for the MSc Nursing programme. Students who choose to take this opportunity will continue to be supported by the ELC, for the duration of their programme of study, through focused in-sessional support which specifically helps students to successfully complete course assessments.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Nursing programme is part of the School of Health Sciences postgraduate portfolio. This portfolio enables students to complete credit bearing continuous professional development modules, a postgraduate certificate, a postgraduate diploma or a master’s degree. The award of the MSc Nursing can be made on the successful completion of 180 postgraduate module credits.

The MSc Nursing programme aims to nurture innovative professional practitioners, prepared to advance their knowledge and develop nursing within their specialist fields. The programme is delivered through a series of modules, which address the four cornerstones of professional nursing at an advanced level. The MSc Nursing provides a solid foundation for the further development of nursing careers, and is suitable for people wishing to become specialist nurses, nurse managers, nurse educators and nurse researchers.

The programme content exposes nurses to key issues and ideas relating to communication, leadership, education and research. The modular structure of the programme also allows nurses to focus their postgraduate studies on their own area of professional interest, and the dissertation module gives them an opportunity for in-depth study of their topic. A full time MSc nursing degree programme will normally be completed in 12 months of full time study.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment