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MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) Adult Health

MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) Adult Health

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Qualify in two years as an Adult Health Nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and enjoy a flexible study approach.


This two-year pre-registration MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) programme is for graduates from any discipline who meet the necessary entry criteria to study and work in the UK.

During this programme, you will learn in a variety of practice settings, and study contemporary evidence-based nursing modules, delivered flexibly to meet your needs. To facilitate a breadth of authentic educational experiences, you will learn with inter-professional health and social care teams, and from people accessing health and social care support. You will become a life-long learner; a critical thinker who supports and influences the highest quality evidence base and provides exceptional person-centred care.

You will enter the nursing profession as a confident, proficient and autonomous practitioner, with a strong understanding of current health and social care environments. You will have the skills to lead, innovate and influence future provision to effectively meet the needs of people.

The School of Health and Social Care is based at our Sighthill Campus in the city of Edinburgh.

Course details

Nurses today need to be able to demonstrate competence and leadership in nursing care. To deliver this, they need to be able to work flexibly, inter-professionally and collaboratively in a dynamic and ever-evolving health and social care arena.

Our nursing programme takes account of the key initiatives in health and social care at local, national and international levels and is developed in partnership with our clinical partners, students, service users and carers.

During each year of the programme you will learn and practice alongside colleagues on your programme from the Adult Health field of nursing, colleagues from all fields of nursing on our Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programme and colleagues from our Allied Health and Social Work Programme. The course is designed so that you will acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding which gives you specific skills and competences to work within a variety of health and social care teams and settings. The programme will enable you to specialise in your chosen field of nursing to deliver high quality, evidence-informed person-centred care.

On completion, this course will have supported you to become a creative, autonomous, innovative and dynamic nurse with an excellent grounding in nursing theory and practice incorporating current developments within your chosen field of nursing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Scotland: £1,820; England Wales Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland: £9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above in any degree subject. Alternatively we can accept a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree in nursing with distinction where registration is in an alternative field to the one you are wishing to study (e.g. child health or learning disability). Should you meet the academic entry criteria, you will then be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) document to provide evidence of undertaking a minimum of 500 hours (equivalent to 12-14 weeks full-time) of occupational or voluntary work supporting the health and/or wellbeing needs of people, in addition to demonstrating a minimum of 500 hours of appropriate theoretical learning and understanding evidenced from a previous degree and practice. National 5 Maths and Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at grade C or above taken within the past 5 years is also required - if applicants do not have these we can suggest alternative online equivalent courses to undertake.