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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Children's Nursing Youth Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Are you good with children? Able to offer reassurance to them and their parents or carers in times of need? Could you meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment? Training as a children’s nurse will make you highly employable in one of the most rewarding professions.

You’ll learn how to deliver care to children with complex care needs, in hospital and in the community, helping them to live well, be healthy and overcome acute and life-changing events. You’ll also gain a broader awareness of the health and social care needs of adults, and how this influences the early years and life of children and young people.

Get the opportunity to practice what you’ve learnt on supervised work placements. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the skills you need to plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way. And you’ll be able to register as a qualified children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Preparing for the Role of the Registered Nurse provides you with a range of core and field-specific learning opportunities. You will learn the principles of person-centred care and assessment to understand why it is important to build a more complete picture of a person in terms of their physical, social and psychological needs. As nurses are paramount as promoters of good health, this year of study will also focus on promoting health and wellbeing, as well as the prevention of ill health. You will discover how to meet the health and social care needs of people and their families/carers during all life stages. Learning will also cover the importance of professional nursing principles. These include professional values, effective communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice, decision making, leadership, management and teamwork. A comprehensive introduction to research will also be provided that focuses on the value of evidence-based practice to inform safe, effective nursing care.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis. An interview forms part of the selection process. Pre-registration nursing programmes are typically three years in duration so, in order to join this two-year MSc, you will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will be in the form of three short pieces of written work (essays) and evidence which will also confirm that you have met a minimum of 700 hours of appropriate health-related occupational or voluntary experience. Further details about RPL, including guidance on the development of your three short academic essays, will be sent to you upon successful completion of an interview.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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