menu icon
Learning Disability Nursing PgDip / MSc

Learning Disability Nursing PgDip / MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Nursing Specialisms

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course teaches you to promote social inclusion, good mental and physical health and self-determination through developing your skills, knowledge and attributes. All learning is grounded in a strong evidence base of integrative health and social care modelling. Our placements are varied, offering you the chance to create a future career that will be rewarding both for your personal and professional advancement. Learning disability nurses enable individuals to live their lives to their full potential within the social context they choose, through collaborative interventions across a variety of health and social care settings and by using specialist input, through person centred practice, underpinned by the concept of partnership working. By completing a dissertation (an extended and independent piece of written research) following graduation as a registered nurse you'll be able to gain a master. Students who successfully complete the PgDip RN course have up to four years to complete the dissertation module via part time study. The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through the emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching which leads to a professional qualification leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There is an increasing body of research that shows the need for learning disability nurses as a specialist resource to address health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. The course will give you the specialist knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of services, and the confidence to work collaboratively with people with learning disabilities, their families and careers, and other professionals and agencies. LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

You will undertake a non-credit bearing practice module to enable the development of requisite clinical and interpersonal skills needed to practice effectively as a learning disability nurse.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£18,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£46,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require: A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degrees are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more