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MSc (by Dissertation) Nursing Studies

MSc (by Dissertation) Nursing Studies

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 2 years | 06-OCT-22

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSD in Nursing Studies offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research into the principles and practice of nursing. You will be offered opportunities to access our master’s level research methods modules to provide a sound foundation of specific research knowledge and skills. In addition, you will have access to the University’s Proficio research training scheme which allows you to choose training programmes that meet the requirements of your own research topics and methodologies.

This MSD is offered on a 1 year full-time or 2-year part-time basis, plus up to one year of completion. Some people choose to do an MSD before applying to undertake a PhD to develop their research skills and knowledge and to demonstrate their self-discipline and time management skills to potential supervisors or funders.

Why we're great.

Our School of Health and Social Care offers a multidisciplinary environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching.

Our School of Health and Social Care offers a multidisciplinary environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching.

Our staff work with local NHS Trusts and other local agencies, which enhances our grasp of the contemporary links between academic research, the major issues of the day and practice.


You undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice. Dissertation workshops are held throughout the academic year which will help you to select a topic for your dissertation and provide guidance on writing up your research.

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Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more

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