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Distance without attendance | Dundee City Campus | 24 months | SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance


24 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Designed to offer postgraduate education to nurses in a range of clinical environments and geographical settings, this course is ideal for UK based and international nurses to develop personally and professionally.

You will develop your ways of thinking, helping you to become an independent learner who thinks creatively to solve problems using evidence-based approaches, including critical reflection, application of theory, and critical appraisal.

You'll learn about researching, appraising, and applying evidence and how these concepts can be used in your professional practice. This will help to develop your confidence to critically analyse the research process and to then use this to influence practice.

The course is flexible and will allow you to tailor your own needs. You can choose from a range of areas to suit your interests, such as:

  • the relationship between risk management and patient safety
  • the assessment, care and management of acutely or critically ill adults
  • understanding of organisational culture and a range of leadership models and theories
  • the prevention, diagnosis and management of long term conditions including acute presentations

This course is offered on a part-time basis and delivered through online distance learning. A small number of modules are also delivered partly face-to-face for locally based students.


On completion of this course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to enable you to develop as a leader in a changing healthcare landscape. Graduates of the course go into specialist roles, management, and nurse education.


Any health and social care practitioner focused on developing their professional practice. The aim is for you to explore your career journey, reflecting on why you came into the health profession and the values that underpin your practice. You are encouraged to think about how this personal journey is influenced by the political landscape and culture of your home country. A range of tools are applied to help develop self-awareness and set new personal goals as you move forward in your professional career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£5,100 for 120 credit

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£12,100 for 120 credit

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally an ordinary degree but will accept 30 credits at SCQF Level 9 or equivalent. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. We recognise that students applying for this course may have acquired significant learning from previous educational and life/work experience. We can offer potential students the opportunity of having such learning assessed for credit. This credit would go towards your application for this course.