menu icon

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary

LJMU is excited to offer our MA Nursing programme for Registered Nurses – one of four new postgraduate Nursing degrees.

  • This programme is for Registered Nurses
  • Build your knowledge of current nursing practices and the theory of nursing
  • Study part-time or full-time
  • Positively influence patient care

The MA Nursing programme offers progressive, practice-focused learning and development within a constantly evolving clinical world.

You will enjoy high quality teaching in a modern and developing faculty. The combination of core, optional and research modules creates an environment in which you will be supported to develop your thinking and knowledge, with the aim of enhancing patient care through nursing education and research.

The programme team have a depth and breadth of clinical and academic knowledge designed to ensure you are supported in developing both personally and professionally.

Our School’s city centre location is undergoing a major renovation, which will incorporate the use of brand new simulation suites and equipment to ensure that your learning environment is as unique as the educational journey you will embark upon.

We also offer the following courses which may be of interest to you:

MA Nursing Clinical Education
MA Nursing Clinical Leadership
MA Nursing Mental Health

Different course options

Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Ethics and Governance (10 Credits) - Core
Systematic Review (10 Credits) - Core
Advancing Leadership for Quality (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Foundations of Research (20 Credits) - Core
Safeguarding in Multi-Professional Practice (30 Credits) - Optional
Working Systemically in Practice with Complex Individuals and Families (20 Credits) - Optional
Collaborative and Professional Practice in Dementia Care (30 Credits) - Optional
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (20 Credits) - Optional
Advancing the Critical Care Practitioner (30 Credits) - Optional
Ethical and Legal Issues within Advanced Practice (10 Credits) - Optional
Mentorship in Health Care Practice (20 Credits) - Optional
Professional Practice in Palliative Care (30 Credits) - Optional
Understanding Addictions (20 Credits) - Optional
Negotiated Work-Based Learning (20 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: •Registered Nurse status •a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a related subject •evidence of Level 6 or Level 7 study Additional information •Ideal for students wishing to undertake further academic studies (such as a PhD) •You must include a Personal Statement, including two references •Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 7 must be achieved. A minimum score of 7.0 is required within all components. International applicants: Please note that as an international student you would not eligible to select modules which have assessments based in practice and instead will complete theoretical modules. For further information, or an informal discussion about the programme, please contact: Dr Nicola Morrell-Scott E:

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more