Taught course

Nursing: Research, Practice, Education, International

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified nurse with the following: 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. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Nursing: Research, Practice, Education, International at Salford:

  • Develop mastery of contemporary nursing knowledge and practice
  • An evidence based toolkit to inform and advance nursing
  • Professional credibility and personal confidence to influence nursing

Course Summary

This prestigious course is for qualified nurses seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in order to advance their careers in the specialism of research, education, practice or international nursing.

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. You will gain skills in applying new knowledge to your practice and achieve mastery of nursing related to your chosen award. An innovative feature of the International pathway includes a bespoke module of observational clinical experience and simulated practice.

Information for international students

Evidence of proficiency in the English Language required. A minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS)

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,350

Part-time £2625 for Year 1

Full-time International £18,600

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,500

Part-time £2675 for Year 1

Full-time International £18,975

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36-60 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646