Taught course

Advanced Nursing Studies

University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

A suitable bachelors degree or the equivalent. Our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) programme recognises skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work. You must be a qualified nurse in your country of residence with at least 12 months‘ appropriate experience. You can be based anywhere in the world but you’ll need access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to develop their professional practice and move on in
their careers.

The flexible programme is perfect if you’re already in advanced nursing practice or you plan to be. It helps you build on your existing experience and develop new skills. And it’s great value for money: you’ll get one-to-one tutorial support and regular interaction with other practitioners from around the world.

The world needs health professionals

And we’re dedicated to educating them. We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill and the best students’ union in the country on your doorstep.

We teach the skills that matter

Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.

Core modules

Masters Level Study Skills
Legal and Professional Issues in Healthcare
Evidence Based Practice
Research Methods
Health Promotion and Education
Leadership and Change Management
Education and Teaching for Health Care Professionals

Optional modules

You'll take one from the following:

Key Issues in Global Public Health
Care and Management of the Renal Patient
Identifying and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient

The modules are subject to availability.

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught entirely online. There’s no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups. Your work is assessed throughout the course – a 3,000-word assignment for each taught unit. You’ll get feedback from your tutor. You’ll also write a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
36 months

Further details of qualification

Online course

Course contact details

Dr Parveen Ali
+44 (0)114 222 2046