Taught course

Advanced Nursing

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) and evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience. applicants for the full-time programme must hold a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in nursing or other relevant topic. Applicants for the part-time programme will usually hold a Bachelors degree, or qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent. All applicants must be qualified nurses, usually with a minimum of 2 years experience in nursing practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A natural progression from your BSc, the MSc Advanced Nursing builds on your skills and specialist knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding and leading to wider career opportunities.

With nursing in England becoming an all-graduate profession, further study will help you stay ahead. Higher qualifications demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning and many of our MSc students and graduates find they achieve promotion during or soon after their course. In fact, in clinical practice, applicants for senior and advanced nursing posts are increasingly expected to possess, or be working towards, masters-level qualifications. A masters degree is also the entry qualification for a career in teaching.

Taking an advanced nursing course is a real investment in your career. The programme's educational framework has been carefully designed to improve healthcare practice and, ultimately, patient care. Therefore your assignments will be firmly grounded in the realities you face in the workplace, developing skills and knowledge that will lead to practical benefits for you and your team.

You will join students from diverse clinical backgrounds, including acute and community care settings. Many come from the UK, but also Europe and further afield; all share a common enthusiasm and commitment to advancing their careers – and the profession. Learning from each other, as much as from experienced teachers, you will develop new friendships that will last long after the course.

Alongside the clear career benefits this qualification brings, this challenging course is also highly rewarding on a personal level and many of our students comment on the enormous sense of satisfaction and achievement in gaining an award at this level.

For more information visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). International students will be required to have occupational health clearance, supply a declaration of good character and health form certified by their current employer and undertake governance training in order to undertake insight/observational visits.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Health Sciences' web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

PGDip

part time
18-48 months
full time
9-12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5559