Entry requirements

You’ll need to: have passed your PG Diploma at the University of Southampton register for this master’s within 3 years of completing your PG Diploma in Nursing, or within 4 year of completing your Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your practice at a global top 100* university.

As a University of Southampton student with a PG Dip in Nursing, you can to return to ‘top-up’ the diploma to an MSc.

The Master of Science Top-up Award aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to become a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice.

You'll be enabled to effectively use a philosophy of care that is based on evidence, to develop and lead service provision that meets the needs of a 21st century health and social care service. You'll graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

This is a part time programme that commences each September. You need to commence the programme within three years of completing your Postgraduate Diploma.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

This programme is not open to international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Not open to international applications

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Lyn Wilson (Course leader)