This course offers you opportunity to gain a UK Masters degree in Nursing with a focus on a critical understanding of the knowledge required to underpin and change international nursing practice.

Please note that in-order to register as a nurse in the UK you must undertake and successfully complete the Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) option module, which has strict entry requirements as set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK. Students who complete the MSc (Hons) International Nursing Studies without undertaking the ONP will not be able to register as a nurse in the UK.

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This course will enable you to become an increasingly effective practitioner in caring for patients from different backgrounds with complex needs. It will also help you to develop the ability to respond flexibly to changing international healthcare needs. Through this course you will gain the skills to meet the challenges of nursing and health services in international developments. It will also improve your global employability in health and social care settings.

Undertaking the MSc International Nursing with the Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP)

We now offer students who are seeking to register and work as a nurse in the UK the opportunity to undertake the ONP as part of the MSc (Hons) International Nursing course. By undertaking the ONP as part of the course it will mean that upon successful completion of the course you will have gained a UK Honours degree in Nursing and will also be able to seek work as a nurse in the UK within the NHS.
You will only be able to undertake the ONP if you meet the specific entry criteria as set out in the entry requirements section.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 11700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7100 Year (EEA)
Start date , December 2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Module guide

Core modules

  • Advancing Professional Decision Making
  • Addictions and Communicable Disease Management
  • Research Studies
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • Overseas Nursing Programme (ONP) (30 Credits)*
  • Global Leadership (30 credits)
  • Law And Ethics In Health And Social Care (30 credits)

*Please note that the ONP module has its own specific entry criteria as set out in the entry requirements section. Any student undertaking the ONP will also incur an extra £1,000 charge onto their tuition fees.


Our assessment strategies will challenge your critical and creative thinking, and enable you to demonstrate your ability to advance your practice through the synthesis of existing knowledge, new knowledge and professional practice.
Assessment is integrated closely with learning and you will be able to focus your assignments to ensure relevance to your professional and personal development. The ability to problem-solve in practice will underpin the basis of assessment of your creativity in addressing a range of issues specific to your practice. The assessment topics will be generated from real practice issues currently pertinent to you, requiring the demonstration of critical and innovative thinking, drawing on a range of conceptual frameworks from practice.
The forms of assessment vary between modules and include written essays, research proposals, case studies, research reports and data analysis.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
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


In order to gain entry onto this course you will need to hold an honours degree or equivalent and must be a practitioner in the field of nursing. It is anticipated therefore that students undertaking the course will currently be employed in professional practice. If deemed appropriate you may also be asked for interview to determine entry onto the course. Students whose first language is not English will be expected to possess an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or its equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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