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Nursing (Neuroscience Care) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This master’s course in neuroscience care is aimed at qualified healthcare professionals. We'll prepare you to for a wide variety of roles as a nurse specialist, consultant or educator in a wide variety of professional healthcare settings. You'll develop your intellectual skills to collect and interpret medical information at a higher level. Provides a stepping stone to working at a more advanced level or more senior position that will allow practitioners to realise their full potential. Develop the knowledge to work in your chosen field of practice and attain strategic leadership, management and communication skills. Conduct a research project, laying the foundations for future research work and clinical practice as an evidence-based practitioner. Exit the course with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or complete the full programme to gain a Master’s degree.

We'll equip you to progress in your career and to work in neuroscience care settings as a clinical expert. You'll learn to lead and develop in nursing practice whilst enhancing patient safety by:

  • Gaining a sound systematic knowledge of pathophysiology and medical sciences as applied to neuroscience nursing.
  • Applying in-depth critical thinking skills in the making of evidence based clinical decisions in order to provide high quality safe care.
  • Acting as a role model in advancing critical care through academic and practice skills applied directly to practice.
  • Selecting effective communication strategies with patients, families and carers as well as members of the wider health team.
  • Appraising and synthesising information from a wide range of sources and effectively disseminating findings in relation to neuroscience care.
  • Responding to thee changing demands of health care practice and promoting the health and wellbeing of patients with neurological problems.

There are a number of exit and award points built into the programme. Students can exit the course with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or can complete the full programme to gain a Master’s degree.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Principles of neuroscience care (20 Credits) - Core
Evidence-based neuroscience care (20 Credits) - Core
Applied pathophysiology and pharmacology (20 Credits) - Core
Innovation for excellence: leading service change (20 Credits) - Core
Research in health and social care (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to be a professional register (NMC) with a minimum of 6 months post-qualification experience working in a neuroscience setting.

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

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