Taught course

Adult, Children's or Mental Health Nursing

Wrexham University · Nursing and Allied Health

Entry requirements

A health related undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above is required for this course. Additional qualifications needed include:

  • Certificated evidence of completion of general education for 10 years
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and evidence of IT skills

A portfolio of evidence which enables you to include and demonstrate prior graduate learning is needed. This may include knowledge, skills, values, caring behaviours and care experience equivalent to one year of a nursing programme, through 500 hours of theoretical and 500 hours of practice learning (these verified hours will form part of the mandatory 2,300 theoretical hours and 2,300 practice learning hours).

You will be required to complete all of the part one ‘All Wales Practice Assessment Document’ prior to commencement of the MSc Nursing degree during the 500 practice hours, and as part of the requirement you will need to identify a placement area (clinical/voluntary) which can support the verification of the 500 practice hours together with names of a practice supervisor and practice assessor.

Preparation: Please read the NMC Code before attending your interview.

A literacy task will be conducted online prior to the interview. The literacy task is a written activity focussing on the professional values of the nursing profession. You will then be interviewed face to face on an individual basis where you will be required to answer some short questions to ascertain your knowledge and experience about a career in nursing. The interview team will comprise university academic staff and either a Trust staff member or service user.

Attending a selection event does not guarantee a place on the course, so we recommend preparing beforehand to give you the best chance of success.

Before you are offered a place on this course you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB), and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Months of entry


Course content

Nursing is a rewarding profession, caring for individuals throughout their lifespan. This Nursing Master's Degree is made up of theory and practice based learning, and aims to provide you with the professional disciplinary knowledge for your preferred field of nursing – adult, children’s or mental health. It will give you the opportunity to:

  • Transfer your skills and experiences to become a fully-qualified nurse in two years
  • Undertake placements in a varied range of practice learning environments e.g., acute hospital, community, patient’s own homes, clinics and in the private and independent sector.
  • Study theoretical elements that will teach you professional leadership, research skills and evidence-based knowledge as a registered nurse in order to deliver safe, compassionate care, with a focus on undertaking assessments, clinical decision making, delivery of person-centred care, all with the evaluation of nursing practice.
  • Choose to study the Nursing Postgraduate Diploma course or this Master of Science degree and specialise in either Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nursing.

Key course features

  • Obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with an NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary.
  • Utilise a simulation and immersive digital technologies suite providing a safe environment to enhance learning
  • Get taught through an innovative inter-professional education strategy to learn with other nursing and allied health students
  • Learn with the support of experienced practice assessors/supervisors whilst on placement and from academics, nursing staff and service users and carers in both the classroom and simulated practice environments.
  • The theoretical and practice learning element is of equal weighting, providing you with a varied range of practice learning environments.

Information for international students

Please note: the course is not open to international students.

Fees and funding

NHS bursary available with this course

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme if you are eligible and agree to work in Wales for 18 months after registration (subject to change).

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for MSc Adult Nursing/Children's Nursing/Mental Health Nursing(Electrical & Electronic) are £9000 (if not opting for bursary funding)

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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