Course length:: One year full-time, two years part-time
Course starts:: Induction from October 2012; International student orientation from September 2012
Course leader:: Gina Copp
Course location:: Hendon
At Middlesex University, the MSc Nursing course is designed to enable the student to develop as an advanced level practitioner by building on individual student's abilities to develop and move practice forward in their individual field of practice. We believe in the facilitation of your personal, professional and academic development to develop your confidence and expertise to lead and be innovative in order to find new solutions in an increasingly complex global client care situations. We have a team of experienced academic supervisors to support you in your study.
- Step-off points available at PGCert and PGDip levels
- Highly relevant to individual students' field of practice
- Prepares students as leaders in their area of practice
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All students undertake modules designed specifically to explore advanced nursing practice, clinical leadership, research methods, an independent learning module mapping your progression and professional development and a research dissertation module focusing on a subject which specifically interests you.
Lectures are on Tuesdays and or Wednesdays at Archway Campus.
- Year 1
- Advancing Nursing Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- The module aims to enable students to critically examine the concept of advanced practice and to apply their skills to the advancement of practice in their own clinical practice. Nurses are central to the implementation of high quality health care and the safeguarding of standards of care internationally, nationally and locally. At advanced level nurses are crucially concerned with the continuing development of professional care in the interests of consumers and the health services. Students will be enabled to critically appraise healthcare strategies and be encouraged to develop alternative and innovative strategies which can directly improve health care experience of clients. The nature of the strategies designed to bring about improvement may be varied but could include such activities as the development of a new nursing role in response to the changing needs of society, the enrichment of clinical practice through research, contributing to health policy formation, appraisal of the continuing professional development of nurses.
- Leadership and Public Community Services (15 Credits) - Compulsory
- The module aims to critically develop the studet s knowledge and skills to enable them to work effectively within the context of leadership and service development within the workplace. Students will be facilitated to develop and enhance their own leadership role within their chosen profession, and to critically explore and evaluate their own leadership style. The module also aims to integrate the common needs of different groups of leadres and where relevant managers by focussing on the theoretical underpinnings of leadership but being flexible enough to facilitate the direct application of these knowledge and skills in the workplace.
- Methods of Critical Enquiry in Healthcare Settings (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- This module is designed to provide a critical overview of the main methods and approaches used for research into topic areas related to health care, and to equip the stduent to apply this knowledge in the planning of a research proposal. The module affords students oportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of published work in their specialist area, or in health care in general. Students will learn in groups and will explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation that can inform health care work. Interprofessional workshops wil allow the stduent to develop a research proposal, to consider its adequacy and limitations, and justify the approach taken.
- MSc Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory
- To support students to undertake research, with a focus appropriate to their programme and area of practice and building upon the research proposal formulated in IPH 4012/MHR 4020. To create a peer learning community for students to critically support each other in the research process To provide guidance, additional to that provided by the students supervisors, on matters of ethical application, research methods, data collection, analysis and writing-up.
- Service Development and Quality Improvement (15 Credits) - Compulsory
- This module aims to provide managers and practitioners with the opportunity to explore legislation and policy directions in public and community services. There will be a focus on the impact of the practitioner s role in leading the development of services in a way that gives high importance to quality enhancing.
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September 2011 start
The tuition fee for MSc Nursing for the academic year 2012/13 is as follows:
Full-time students: £7,500
Part-time students: £63 per taught credit
You would not usually pay more to study part-time than the full-time fee rate. Find out more about how to calculate your part-time course fee.
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.
Full-time students: £10,600
Part-time students: £93 per taught credit
We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
For a comprehensive list of qualifications accepted by Middlesex, see further information under entry requirements
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements. For more information on applying for the pre-sessional please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of other equivalent English language requirements that Middlesex accepts see international entry requirements.
Please apply directly to Middlesex University
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How to Apply
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. You will need to fill in an application form and return it to the appropriate admissions office. UK and EU students should apply directly to the London office. Non-EU international students can apply to our international admissions office in London, or use our network of regional offices across the world to assist you with your application. Apply now