Taught course

Graduate Entry Nursing - Child Branch

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a related subject and be working in health and social care. Applicants without a 1st degree may be considered for the course based on clinical experience and previous study subject to approval. Applicants must also hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs including maths and English at grade C or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This course in suitable if you already have a degree and want to become a registered nurse in just two years. The MSc in Nursing (Graduate Entry) programme is a three year course that is undertaken in two years though the accreditation of your undergraduate degree course and relevant practical experience. This programme leads to a masters level qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There are excellent career prospects in to range of avenues including clinical practice, management, research and education. Previous graduates from this programme have performed extremely well in competing for sought after positions within the nursing profession.

This course is not suitable for qualified nurses. If you are a qualified nurse you may wish to consider our professional courses.

The new Graduate Entry Nursing programme is offered at our Derby Centre and starts in January. View videos of our staff and students talking about the Derby Centre. You will undertake practice placement predominantly throughout the Derbyshire region in a comprehensive range of in-patient and community settings.

The programme utilises an enquiry based learning approach which builds on your existing skills for learning and is underpinned by a student centred philosophy. It also encompasses shared learning with other disciplines and professions, developing your clinical leadership skills and preparing you for practice.

Practice-based learning is a key part of the course and you will experience a comprehensive range of placements, working with healthcare professionals in a variety of areas.

As with all our courses, you can expect to experience a stimulating blend of learning activities, from lectures and clinical skills workshops through to innovative web-based activities.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element).

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 (conditional) months

Course contact details

Nursing Admissions
+44 (0)1332 724 625