Taught course

Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

You will have completed a University of Southampton Postgraduate Diploma (see programme overview).

Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Months of entry


Course content

As a University of Southampton student when you complete your PGDip you have the option to return to ‘top-up’ the diploma to MSc. The Master of Science Top-up Award aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to be a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice. You will be enabled to use effectively 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. This is a part time programme which commences each September. You need to commence the programme within three years of completing your Postgraduate Diploma.

Fees and funding

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