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

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2015
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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. Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN) aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to be a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice.

About

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.

There are two top up programmes:

  • MSc Nursing Studies. This programme is only open to those students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration) adult, child or mental health pathways.
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies. This programme is only open to those students who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing [SCPHN] (all pathways) September 2012 and on.

Programme Structure

The MSc Top-Up is an effective way to achieve an MSc. It will demonstrate your ability to study independently and undertake a critical exploration of a topic, analysing it from multiple dimensions, using evidence from a wide range of sources, and drawing conclusions from the project to disseminate to practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    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.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    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).

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 2015 EU/EEA

Funding

  • Postgraduate loans are available through the government for students from the UK and EU studying both taught and research masters programmes. Depending on your course start date, you could get up to £10,280.
  • Career Development Loan : Loans are available for between £300 and £10,000 and no repayments are required while you are studying — the government will pay the interest during this time. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.