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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.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.


The Masters course is theoretical and applied. In order to achieve the course competencies you'll need to: Be registred on relevant professional register i.e NMC Secure a minimum of 6 months post-registration experience in a related area of practice where you can demonstrate your competencies and have access to management support and mentors.

Teaching and learning

We recognise the need for you to fully participate in your own learning and to be able to contribute to the learning process by your own unique background. This course will use variety of learning and teaching strategies that combine both traditional face-to-face formal methods augmented with group discussion, tutorials and problem solving exercises. An emphasis on shared learning will be a key component of the course and an opportunity to share good practice from students' practice areas. Blended learning seamlessly incorporates learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with learning opportunities created online. These activities will be found on Moodle.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



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

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

To enrol onto this course you'll need to be professionally registered (i.e. with the NMC) and have 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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