This master's degree is an innovative programme suitable for any degree-level practising nurse who wishes to follow a flexible modular pathway towards a masters degree.
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For registered nurses we offer two alternative routes to achieving a master's award:
The MSc Nursing Studies is a part-time programme. It consists of 180 credits including two core modules (90 credits) and 90 credits of optional modules to complete the programme.
The MSc Nursing Studies is studied part-time; a list of modules available to you is available on the University CPD website.
The two core modules of the MSc Nursing Studies are:
Optional modules may include:
A programme planning meeting with the programme leader will be arranged prior to choosing your modules. This meeting will allow you to focus on the specific modules you wish to study and to discuss any Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
If you are a registered nurse and already have a Postgraduate Diploma in a health related subject, you could apply for the MSc Nursing Studies (Top-up) course.
This route allows you to accredit a PGDip and consists of a single combined research methods / dissertation module, NSA 4050 Developing Research Capability (60 credits).
If you’re a new student for January 2021, your teaching will start online due to national lockdown restrictions. If your course includes in person teaching on campus this will start sometime after mid-February when the lockdown ends.
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of postgraduate degree. Teaching methods will include online lectures, online seminars, online workshops and online tutorials. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools such as UniHub, podcasts and wikis. You will have flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
One of the central tenants of post-graduate learning is to be able to take an active role in your own learning. For every day timetables study day it is expected that you undertake a further 4 hours of study.
Assessments will vary depending on modules chosen
Following completion of the MSc, you will be perfectly placed for a wide variety of enhanced career opportunities.
You might also wish to explore your options in research or academia, or even complete further study at doctoral level.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.
Start: October 2021, January 2021
Duration: 2 - 3 years part-time
Start: October 2021
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time