MSc Contemporary Nursing
Course Leader: Aileen Wilson
Start date: Semester A or B
Mode of delivery: Blended learning - part time over 2-5 years,
School: Health & Social Work
About this course
This programme enables nurses to undertake a range of clinical and professional modules that reflect their current Continuing Professional Development needs. The MSc Contemporary Nursing will develop the students’ knowledge and skills in leadership, teaching, and/or management and promote the use of evidence and technology to improve nursing care in innovative ways.
If you have qualified as a nurse and wish to enhance your skills and knowledge in your specific area of nursing practice or study modules in management, in coaching or in education, this is the course for you.
It is possible to take this pathway as a Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Certificate award.
MSc Contemporary Nursing should normally take 2-5 years to complete. PgDip Contemporary Nursing or PgCert Contemporary Nursing should normally take 1-3 years to complete.
To attain a Master’s award you need to complete 180 credits. There are also interim awards available:
- Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) (60 credits)
- Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) (120 credits)
Additionally, up to 30 relevant credits may be studied from amongst the UH delivered modules or short course provision or used as Accredited Prior Credited Learning (APCL) from another university. Students will select option modules in conjunction with their employers and the Programme Leader that reflect their personal and professional career aspirations and their area of practice. Students can study up to a maximum of 45 credits as standalone modules.
Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.
Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters, and practical examinations.
Normally a degree in a health-related discipline which includes a research focused module. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered.
Applications from those who have no previous level 6 study will be considered on an individual basis but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application.
If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/SOC/Default.aspx.
You should also have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting.
Semester A or B
Mode of delivery
Blended learning - part time over 2-5 years,
Health & Social Work