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Children and Young People's Nursing (Pre-registration) MSc

Children and Young People's Nursing (Pre-registration) MSc

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Children / Youth (Social Work) Childcare Skills Children's Nursing

Course type


Course Summary


This new MSc course offers graduates from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to enter the nursing profession in two years. On successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic child and family-centred care. This will allow you to play a vital role in the journey of children and their families, during very challenging and difficult times.

The Pre-Registration Master of Science (MSc) in Children and Young People's (CYP) Nursing is a two-year postgraduate course which can lead to registration as a Children and Young People's Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The course is aimed at individuals with a prior undergraduate degree and evidence of experience in health and social care. Previous undergraduate degrees may include (but are not limited to) health-related disciplines, psychology, criminology or sociology degrees. Those with non-health-related degrees must demonstrate extensive experience in the clinical health and social care sector. It is also suitable for existing nurses looking for dual qualification.

This course is designed to equip you with the hands-on clinical and care skills to prepare you to practise autonomously and compassionately, providing family-centred care and building therapeutic relationships to become a caring practitioner well prepared to meet the needs of children, young people and their families

The MSc Children and Young People's Nursing course responds to the current challenges in healthcare, related to the complex care issues around mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural impairment. The MSc in CYP Nursing will prepare the graduate in providing and managing care in the context of the modern healthcare environments and across the developmental age range of children and young people. The inherent specialised content will enable graduates to analyse, enhance and deliver care to children and their families. The individual needs of those children and young people - experiencing either acute episodes or chronicity of illness and injury - will be examined, ensuring you will adopt enhanced nursing skills and knowledge. A focus upon physiological, mental health and wellbeing is a traditional approach, and you will develop skills to care for a range of ages, including neonates, infants, children and adolescents.

This course is accredited by Nursing & Midwifery Council & Chartered Management |institute (CMI) Level 7 Award in Coaching & Mentoring.

Course information

This course has been designed to enable you to analyse the needs of, and develop and deliver effective care for, children from birth to young adulthood. You will consider their physiological needs, mental health and well-being in the provision of care and understand the importance of evidence informed practice, care and compassion. It has been designed to produce professionals who are effective communicators, caring and compassionate, with good relationship building skills.

Career prospects

The course is a strong indication to current and potential employees that you have both the ability and the academic characteristics required for working in a variety of CYP health settings. The programme is developed with the aim to position you for an accelerated career pathway to become a future nursing leader, clinical expert, educator or researcher within the profession.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSC in Children and Young People's Nursing should ideally hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in a health-related subject. However, applications with other degrees and relevant care experience will also be considered on an individual basis. As the MSc in CYP Nursing is a two-year course, there is a requirement to demonstrate completion of 460 practice hours in relevant health/care settings through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to meet the NMC standard of nursing education of 2300 practice hours.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more