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Advanced Nursing Science MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Designed for the growing number of graduate nurses from international countries wishing to work in clinical leadership or extended roles in clinical practice as nurse practitioners or consultant nurses.


  • Become involved in lifelong learning whilst being adaptive to the dynamic care environment and supporting quality care delivery.
  • Close involvement of NHS clinical staff in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.
  • The themes offered link closely with the pre-registration undergraduate programme offered at the University as well as being developed in conjunction with local clinical need.
  • Build transferable skills along with the ability to lead and innovate in the healthcare sector.


Various options are open to graduates, for example, many remain in clinical practice becoming specialists and advanced practitioners in their chosen fields.

Some decide education is their career destination, returning to the department to gain further expertise in a teaching role, both in undergraduate and postgraduate.

Increasingly we are seeing graduates returning for PhD study, further embracing evidence-based approaches to clinical care.


The course will also explore the application of the evidence base to the development of clinical guidelines and protocols, their application to practice and the role of critical thinking and decision making. This course aims to enable students to link research to the development of evidence based practice and the role of robust evidence in informing clinical practice. The use and evolution of guidelines and protocols and the varieties of levels of evidence available will be explored.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You must be a graduate nurse, normally with a good Honours degree or equivalent, and two years' experience post-qualification. You are required to provide two references and a full degree transcript with your application.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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