Taught course

Nursing (Block and Blend)

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for qualified nurses from any field of practice who are looking to enhance their personal, professional and academic development in order to underpin existing practice; and to push the boundaries to influence future nursing practice, education, research and international nursing for the benefit of patient care.

Applicants may come from the following groups:

  • Qualified nurses from any field of practice who wish to develop advanced knowledge, mastery and critical awareness in relation to practice, education or research
  • International qualified nurses seeking a unique opportunity to study nursing at Masters level in the UK
  • Qualified nurses with a desire to expand to prepare for progression into senior roles within their organisation or to diversify within their career
  • Qualified nurses seeking a relevant specific pathway
  • Aspirational individuals, who are qualified nurses, looking to gain the confidence to use an evidence base from which to challenge and influence practice.

You must be a qualified nurse with a Bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK University or an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere, i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at level 6.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Nursing will empower you to take forward your practice and patient care through critically exploring professional biography, the therapeutic relationship and embedding an evidence based and person centred approach to care. By studying modules relevant to contemporary clinical practice, you take control of your personal, professional and academic development whilst engaging in critical debate about the issues at the forefront of nursing practice.

Our 'Block and Blend' learning route enables you to study both face to face and at home. In semester one, you will study two modules in the University face to face and the remaining modules can be studied online with remote supervision and access to all teaching and learning materials. The final dissertation is online, where you will receive supervision and access to training materials.

We also offer our MSc Nursing programme as a two year or three year part-time course, with a range of pathways to choose from. Please note, the part-time course options are not available for international students.

Information for international students

As this course includes a 12 week compulsory residential, international students must obtain a short-term study visa in order to study in the UK.

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

International Students - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.

You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at application@salford.ac.uk. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.

You can apply for your ATAS Certificate at https://www.academic-technology-approval.service.gov.uk/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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