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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This course is designed for registered nurses who have completed their pre-registration Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing at the University of West London and would like to ‘top-up’ their award to a full Masters degree.

The course will encourage you to refine your knowledge and skills in healthcare and nursing, including:

  • independence and self-direction
  • systematic and critical approaches to evaluating evidence
  • an understanding of research methodological approaches
  • ability to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Course detail

You will learn from committed and highly skilled staff. Many of them are conducting research in their specialist areas, ensuring that your studies are both challenging and rewarding.

There are two modules in this award - the first introduces you to the skills you will use in the second. The modules aim to enable your use of evidence to support your practice.

We will provide a supportive learning environment to help you gain confidence as you develop your skills.

Study & career progression

This course aims to enhance your clinical practice and allow career progression.

Alternatively, you could continue your studies at UWL. On successful completion of this course we encourage you to consider a Professional Doctorate or PhD .

We also offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for healthcare practitioners.


Systematic Review of Evidence to Inform Professional Practice - Core
Systematic Reviews: Principles and Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

You will be charged a fee based on the credits you study.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

You will be charged a fee based on the credits you study.

Entry requirements

You should: have a PgDip Nursing (pre-registration) from the University of West London; be registered wtih the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); currently work in clinical practice in the UK. You may be invited to an interview as part of your application.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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