M.Sc. Nursing Studies (By Research)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17400 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP7000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
MSc by Research in Nursing Studies offers research training including taught courses and a dissertation. It may be taken as a stand-alone degree or as an element in progression to PhD studies.



Students pursuing this degree are part of the larger community of postgraduate research students in Nursing Studies and in the School of Health in Social Science.

Distinctive features of the degree include:

  • integration of discipline-specific and generic social-science research training

  • opportunities for shared learning with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds

  • participation in the research culture in Nursing Studies and the School of Health in Social Science

  • potential for progression to PhD studies

  • individual supervision

  • choice and flexibility of courses

Learning outcomes

Students who follow this programme should:

  • have practical competence in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods

  • understand the epistemological basis and implication of different approaches to research

  • be able to present a reasoned argument linking problem, theory and method in a research proposal

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP17400 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP7000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Part-time Tuition Fee 2 Years:

  • EU:£3,500;
  • International: £8,700

Part-time Tuition Fee 3 Years:

  • EU: £2,335
  • International: £5,800
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, practical training in data collection and analysis, and independent study. Some learning may be web-based.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in Nursing Studies or related area. Other evidence of ability to undertake the work of the degree may also be considered.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)

  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)

  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)

  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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