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MSc Nursing

  • APPLY BY : 15 Apr 2024
  • NEXT START DATE : 29 Apr 2024
  • TOTAL FEES : £7,500


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Flexible online master’s programmes

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Study from anywhere, anytime

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Pay per module

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Six starts per year

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Top 3 in Scotland and Top 10 in UK for Nursing*

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100% of research in Nursing and Allied Health Professions rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'**

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Top 5 universities in the UK for social inclusion (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024)

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Benefit from our links to vibrant city of Edinburgh

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About the programme

The MSc Nursing programme will provide a distinctive specialism for students from a range of national and international settings to follow a series of online and asynchronous modules, culminating in a research project. It provides alternative master's provision to the existing QMU programmes within the Division of Nursing and Paramedic Science. As with the other postgraduate and post-registration provision in the Division of Nursing and Paramedic Science, at its core is a focus on person-centredness and person-centred practice. Rooted in the international health and wellbeing landscape the concept of person-centredness is a key concept in policy, frameworks and strategic plans, aimed at humanising health and social care experiences.

The programme is ideal for an international field of professionally registered nurses working for health institutions from a range of health and wellbeing settings who are seeking to broaden their understanding of their role as registered nurses, learning in different contexts, and conducting master's-level study and research in their specific area of practice. In studying this programme, you will be key to the lead for societal change through your professional practice which will be deepened and developed through the engagement with your course material and wider postgraduate community of practice.

The overarching aim of the QMU MSc Nursing programme is to build on and enhance existing knowledge, experience and skills and demonstrate understanding as socially conscious, critically creative, reflexive, evidence-based practitioners. This programme is for registered nurses to critically develop their own professional practice and related career development, and to prepare them to pursue future doctoral study in a wide range of international settings.

The freedom and flexibility to study from anywhere, anytime

The Master’s programmes are delivered entirely online and can be studied from anywhere in the world, with no need to ever attend campus. They have been carefully designed to fit around the busy schedules of working professionals, ensuring that work and family commitments need not be reasons to put your ambitions on hold. You can study whilst continuing in your current role and immediately apply what you learn to your professional context.

Our online degrees are affordable, and you can either pay for your full degree programme in advance or pay per module to spread the cost. If you’re based in the UK, government postgraduate loans are available to cover the full costs of the course. Tuition fee payment is required before the registration deadline, and you can't access the course materials until fees are paid. Tuition fees are paid online using a debit or credit card.

MSc Nursing : £7,500

After successfully completing this programme, there are several career opportunities that you can pursue. Some of them are:
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Nursing Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
Before starting your course you will need the following
Admission requirements

You must be registered with NMC or equivalent and hold an undergraduate honours degree in nursing or a health-related discipline (or international equivalent). This includes 3rd class honours degrees. An ordinary degree in Nursing will also be considered.

English language requirements

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Complete our quick and easy application form to start your online master’s within weeks.