M.Sc. Nursing Studies(Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16800 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
As a University of Southampton student when you complete your Post Graduate Diploma you have the option to return to ‘top-up’ the Diploma to MSc. The Master of Science Top-up Award aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to be a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice.

Description of Nursing Studies(Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing)


You will be enabled to use effectively a philosophy of care that is based on evidence, to develop and lead service provision that meets the needs of a 21st century health and social care service. This is a part time programme which commences each September. You need to commence the programme within three years of completing your Post Graduate Diploma.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 16800 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6720 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

  • Framing original questions from the analysis of the practice context
  • Systematic searching, identification of criteria and selection of robust evidence
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and interpretation
  • Critical appraisal of different types of evidence using critical appraisal tools
  • Research governance and ethics
  • Evaluation, interpretation and transferability of evidence
  • Critical awareness of the full range of concepts and current research or professional issues in your specialised field
  • Project management
  • Presenting findings for a range of audiences
  • Effective, accurate report writing and dissemination strategy

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Nursing Studies(Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing)

Successfully achieved the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing with Registration on the NMC nurse part of the register (formerly Parts 12 (Adult), 13 (Mental Health) and 15 (Children)) studied at the University of Southampton according to the curriculum validated in March 2002.

Work Experience for Nursing Studies(Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing)

No work experience is required.

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