Modes of study
Part time, Full time
Applicants will normally hold all of the following:
- A Bachelors degree in nursing or related subject
- Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (or equivalent if from overseas)
- Where the applicant's first language is not English, evidence of IELTS at 6.5 in each area
Length of study
One year full-time or up to five years part-time
The MSc Nursing has been developed in response to identified demand from both local and international nursing graduates and anticipated demand following discussions between university staff and local stakeholders. Higher level study for nurse graduates is embodied in the aims of the World Health Organisation Strategic Direction for Nursing and Midwifery (2011-2015) and by the Department of Health (2010), reflecting the advancement of nursing as a global profession.
The programme content has been the subject of discussions and evaluation involving those from within the University, clinicians, students including international students and a representative of the user group and disability forum. Their views and ideas have helped inform the programme aims and module content.
The structure and delivery of modules within the programme is informed by The University of Northampton's Learning and Teaching, Widening Participation Objectives and the Equality and Diversity Policy and is subject to ongoing review.
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Students will study three compulsory modules, plus two designated modules or one designated and one elective module and a dissertation. Details are given below:
Research Methods in Health and Social Care
This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of research issues relevant to healthcare professionals. Students will refresh existing skills and will also be given the opportunity to develop further skills in the execution and interpretation of research.
This module provides the synthesis of personal and professional self for the purpose of future development. It presents a synergy of the science of nursing with professional artistry underpinned by the concepts of knowing creativity, emotional intelligence, emotional labour and reflexivity.
The dissertation is an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the learning that has occurred over his/her membership of the programme by undertaking an investigation and producing an extended written piece of work which illustrates the autonomy and significant insights gained by the student.
- Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations
- Leading Public Health Practice
- NMC V300 Nurse Prescribing
- Comparative Health Systems
- Agents of Change
- Enhancing the Preceptor and Mentor Dynamic
- Transcultural Nursing
- Postgraduate elective choice
From September 2012, pre-registration nursing curricula within England will educate and train Professional Nursing to all degree status. Clearly many of these graduate professionals will aspire to leadership, teaching or research positions throughout nursing hence the development of the MSc in Nursing is both timely and opportune to support this career structure.
In addition, employment opportunities in Nursing are favourable in many countries across the world within public and private healthcare services, social services, special education and the voluntary sector.
For general application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
£555 per 20 credit module
Funding for these modules may be available from NHS East Midlands subject to meeting the required criteria through Learning Beyond Registration which is accessible until March 2014. For further information on eligibility criteria please visit http://lbr.eastmidlands.nhs.uk/
Scholarships and bursaries
The following scholarships may be applicable:
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.
For further help for international students please see our international students pages.