Over the past decade, the emergence of competencies, conceptual frameworks and operational tools, together with government and educational drivers, has firmly placed the notion of advanced practice and advanced level nursing as a core development area in the practice workplace.
Completing the Masters programme will give you the skills and confidence to stand out in the graduate market. Since the introduction of the Graduate Curriculum in Nursing in 2010, a Masters degree will be the next stepping stone for career development for current cohorts of student nurses, so will be an advantage to those nurses currently looking to get ahead and establish their career pathways.
Opportunities for further study include progression to our MPhil programme, and onwards to a Professional Doctorate or PhD.
Year one modules
You will study two modules in year one:
You will choose 60 credits worth of modules of your own choice for year two. You can choose from a variety of clinical and leadership modules.
Year three modulesYou will undertake:
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Part-time
60 credits per year.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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- a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) in a health or social care related subject (for example a nursing / physiotherapy/social work degree)
- to be working as a health and social care professional (usually at least two years full-time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advanced practice.
If applicants do not have a first degree but possess substantial work experience, they are still invited to apply.
A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.
Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.
Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:
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