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
choice and flexibility of courses
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
Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, practical training in data collection and analysis, and independent study. Some learning may be web-based.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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.
Part-time Tuition Fee 2 Years:
Part-time Tuition Fee 3 Years:
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