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Nursing Practice (Adult) MSc

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Practice Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Nurses across different specialities have a vital and uniquely placed role in supporting individuals, families, and communities to achieve meaningful connection and change in their lives. Our pre-registration postgraduate Nursing degree will prepare you to become part of a rewarding profession with care, compassion, communication, courage, competence, and commitment at its centre.

Regulated by The Nursing & Midwifery Council, our course will equip you for a career in Nursing within a diverse range of settings both in hospital, clinic and community environments and specialities. The Course has two routes:

  • MSc Nursing Practice – Adult Nursing
  • MSc Nursing Practice – Mental Health Nursing

On completing the course, you will be able to evidence and demonstrate the standards and competencies required for entitlement to registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The course will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, and values fundamental to Nursing practice.

These Masters level pre-registration courses are available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline, looking to gain a Nursing (either an Adult Nursing or Mental health Nursing) qualification and, eligibility for registration with a professional body in two years rather than three, providing an accelerated route into the profession. You will also be eligible to apply for the NHS bursary.

Teaching and learning are focused on a value based and person-centred approach that considers wider determinants that impact on the lived experiences of those who require nursing care throughout the lifespan. The programme is mapped against the Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (NMC 2018). These form the basis of the curriculum, which incorporates in total 2,300 hours of theory, and 2,300 hours of practice. The learning opportunities offered by the programme include:

Practice learning experiences that extend over a wide geographic area offering a broad range of diverse environments to prepare you to practice in a variety of settings. Elective placement of your choice (5-week placement).

Digital and enhanced technology will be used to embed learning opportunities throughout the course which may include role play, use of immersion suites, clinical simulation, and use of high-fidelity mannequins. To enhance learning there are allocated & specific simulation weeks, allowing practice of skills safely in a controlled environment, before going into practice. This offers opportunities to replicate the challenges that Nursing professionals face, meaning that you’ll be a highly employable graduate with all the skills you need to succeed.

Human factors and health inequalities are key themes embedded throughout the curriculum along with opportunities for Interprofessional learning (IPE).


This pre-registration course is available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline and looking to gain a nursing qualification and registration with a professional body in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three or four, providing an accelerated route into the profession.

Our course is therefore ideal for anyone who is caring and compassionate and looking for a change in career direction to really make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Upon successful completion of the MSc Nursing – Adult Practice or MSc Nursing Mental Health Practice, graduates will be eligible to apply to register with the NMC as qualified nurses. This internationally recognised qualification opens a whole world of opportunities. Many of our nursing graduates gain employment with our placement providers studying at postgraduate level can lead to a wider range of job roles at a higher level.


Adult Nursing in Practice 4,5,6 (20 Credits) - Core
Human Factors, Risk, Decision Making and Uncertainty (20 Credits) - Core
Physical and Mental Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Prescribing Preparation (40 Credits) - Core
The Evidence Base for Practice (40 Credits) - Core
Care Delivery: Leadership and Management (40 Credits) - Core
Adult Nursing in Practice 7,8,9 (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:2 or above.