Taught course

Nursing (Top-up)

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You should:

  • have a PgDip Nursing (pre-registration) from the University of West London
  • be NMC registered
  • currently employed in a registered nurse post in the UK.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you are a qualified nurse who has completed a pre-registration PgDip in Nursing at the University of West London, this course will allow you to top-up your award to a Masters degree.

Career options

This course will develop your ability to critically analyse and synthesise clinical evidence, work and think independently, via the process of undertaking a rapid review. These are qualities that are highly sought-after in the workplace and valued by employers.

Course overview

This course has been designed solely for registered nurses who have completed their pre-registration PgDip Nursing (Adult/Mental Health/Learning Disabilities) course at the University of West London and wish to complete a Masters award.

It is a part-time course allowing you to study while you work. The modules have been designed to have a positive and evidence-based impact on your clinical practice. Following the first module where you explore the principles and process of undertaking a systematic review you will progress onto undertaking an actual rapid review on a topic that relates to your area of clinical practice.


  • Systematic Reviews: Principles and Methods – you must pass this prior to commencing the module below
  • Project – Rapid Systematic Review of Evidence to Inform Professional Practice.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website:


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course information
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