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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Children's Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

You will combine detailed theoretical study with excellent practical, clinical experience across a range of settings to gain a qualification that is highly regarded both professionally and academically. You will learn with expert clinical practitioners and leading researchers, opening up new career opportunities and enabling you to incorporate best practice and research into the care you provide.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will study a range of theoretical and practical modules covering key principles and practices in children’s nursing, including:

  • acute care, diagnostics and treatment
  • long term care, recovery and rehabilitation
  • leading and managing in healthcare practice.

You will learn alongside students from other nursing pathways and professional disciplines such as Speech and Language Therapy, Optometry and Radiography, encouraging a multi-disciplinary approach that reflects professional clinical practice.

Who is this course for?

If you are a graduate who wants to pursue a rewarding career in children’s nursing, this MSc will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge you need, even if your first degree is in an unrelated subject.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a dynamic mix of direct, interactive and online methods, including:

  • seminars
  • laboratory practicals
  • self-directed study
  • practice experience
  • simulated practice
  • online activities.


On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the NMC.

As a nursing student at City, University of London you will be part of the CapitalNurse programme, which provides career development support to nursing students in London.

Through CapitalNurse, you will have access in your final year of study to a special streamlined employment scheme across all NHS Trusts in North Central London, helping you to move quickly into your first professional nursing role.

Following registration, a range of opportunities and career pathways will be open to you, such as:

  • clinical specialities
  • community nursing
  • school nursing
  • health visiting
  • clinical management
  • advanced nurse practitioner
  • education
  • research.


This module will develop your ability to confidently lead, manage and challenge in professional practice. There will be a focus on clinical decision making; risk assessment and management; quality improvement and change management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have: a lower second-class honours degree or above in any subject; an awareness of health or health-related care issues; GSCE’s (or accepted equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language with a minimum of a grade 4 pass (C or above). You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references may be requested.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more