Taught course

Child Nursing (pre-registration) - MSc

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning as a condition of entry to the programme.

Subject to satisfactory health and DBS checks. 325 hours of relevant theoretical learning from your first degree or employment 675 hours of practice worked in a healthcare environment under the supervision of a registered healthcare professional

Months of entry


Course content

Become a Nurse, or expand your practice, and change patients' lives.

This two year master’s is designed for graduates and career changers who want to become a registered Nurse. It's also ideal if you’re already a qualified Nurse and want a second field of registration.

You'll learn to provide world-leading* care and support to neonates, children, adolescents and their families. You'll graduate able to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, coordinate care, and advocate for your patients' needs.

You will enhance your studies through a varied range of practical experience during placements to help you develop into the role of a nursing professional.

*Nursing at Southampton is ranked 6th in the world, QS World Rankings by Subject 2023.

Information for international students

Additionally, to support living costs, eligible (UK) students may be eligible for a Student Finance maintenance loan; also a £5,000 NHS Training Grant of £5,000 per academic year.

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500