Taught course

Adult Nursing

University of Portsmouth · School of Health and Care Professions

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, completed within the last 5 years. Applicants should have completed 12 years of general education with relevant documentation to support this (or 10 years with relevant vocational training).

All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in support of their application and will be asked to submit a portfolio of evidence that they have a minimum of 800 hours of prior relevant clinical experience and 650 hours of relevant theory learning. If successful, applicants will be required to declare if they have been subject to any disciplinary procedures of fitness to practice by any other regulator, professional body, employer or educational establishment.

Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with a minimum component score of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, and 6.5 in writing.

Months of entry


Course content


Elevate your career and lead the way in patient care with this Adult Nursing Master's degree.

By training in our simulated teaching environments and spending time on placement, you'll learn how to care for patients with acute and long-term conditions in a variety of settings and delve into the theory behind safe practice.

Once you graduate with this MN Adult Nursing degree, you’ll have the advanced knowledge and skills needed to become a confident and knowledgeable Adult Nurse.

Course highlights

  • Develop practical skills in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care
  • Spend time on clinical placements in local community and hospital environments, learning to confidently examine, assess and treat patients
  • Learn how to lead change in healthcare and improve patient outcomes

Careers and opportunities

Nursing plays a vital role in our healthcare system – when you graduate from the MN Adult Nursing degree course, you'll be prepared to work locally and nationally across the healthcare field, while leading the way in patient care and innovation.

Once you become an adult nurse, you'll be ready to work in various nursing positions across the primary, secondary, tertiary, and community healthcare systems.

Graduates of this course could work in:
  • Charity and aid work
  • Advanced nursing specialisms such as palliative care or practice nursing
  • Nurse education and mentoring in practice or in higher education settings
  • Healthcare management in ward manager or lead nurse roles
  • Research nursing

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MN
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University Admissions Centre
+44 (0)23 9284 5566