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MSc Nursing (Adult)

Key facts

Start date September 2017

Duration/mode 36 months full time

UK/EU fees To be confirmed

Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) + GCSE maths and English grade C or above.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) + GCSE maths and English grade C or above.

Language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in any component

This course has a study abroad option

This course is available to UK/EU residents only

Overview

MSc Nursing (Adult) with Registration

The MSc Nursing with Registration (Adult) is for graduates from every academic discipline, from Accounting to Zoology, who want to become a qualified adult nurse and gain a master-level qualification.

This is a stimulating and challenging programme, integrating theory and practice in the discipline of nursing. Clinical nursing practice is at the centre of the programme and takes place in a variety of settings in the Leeds area. It includes regional healthcare specialities, such as renal, liver, neurology and cardiac.

You’ll study at the University campus and through our Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll experience a variety of different field-specific clinical placements, including acute and long-term settings, and will care for people in hospital and in the community.

The programme leader is Paula Mayo

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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Course content

The first year of the course is designed to introduce you to theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for clinical practice. Underpinning subjects, such as biology, sociology, psychology, communication and the theory and practice of nursing, are taught via a level 3 (degree level) module. You spend time in clinical practice in this year, where you'll develop a number of nursing skills and apply your theoretical knowledge.

Over the next two years of the programme you'll further develop your knowledge and skills, but more specifically in relation to adult nursing. The first module of this year will be at level 3, but all remaining modules will be at Master’s level. You study modules specific to nursing, as well as more generic leadership and research modules. You’ll have access to modern School of Healthcare facilities.

There is the opportunity to study an optional module from a menu centred on either research, advanced practice or management. The optional modules include the opportunity to have an observational placement abroad.

Clinical experience

Clinical experience during the programme will include some weekend and night duty shifts to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recommendations. Time is also given in the programme for independent study and assessment preparation.

Holidays are allocated for the whole three years to meet University and NMC regulations and cannot be negotiated. We make every effort to link these to school holidays at Christmas, Easter and in August.

The programme will provide you with:

- An opportunity to gain and develop a vast range of theoretical nursing knowledge and practical skills through taught sessions and attendance in clinical practice.

- Access to a wide range of different clinical specialisms including hospital and community placements.

- A work based learning focus with assessment methods linked to your practice and your work.

- Flexibility within the modules for you to develop your knowledge and skills in those areas of practice most appropriate to the work environment

- Support in meeting the NMC requirements for entry to the professional register

- Opportunities to learn with other healthcare professionals

- An opportunity to develop research skills and carry out a dissertation project related to nursing practice

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.


For more information on typical modules, read Nursing (Adult) MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

This programme gives you the opportunity to gain and develop a vast range of theoretical nursing knowledge and practical skills through taught sessions and attendance in clinical practice. You’ll attend the University one or two days a week and will be in clinical placement for the remainder of the week.

There is flexibility within the modules for you to develop your knowledge and skills in those areas of practice most appropriate to the work environment, and you’ll be able to learn with other healthcare professionals. You’ll have access to a wide range of different clinical specialisms, including hospital and community placements. You’ll also develop research skills and carry out a dissertation project related to nursing practice.

At the end of the programme, we’ll support you in meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for entry to the professional register.

When and where do I study?

Intake for the programme is in September of each academic year.

Study is at the University of Leeds and through use of the institution’s Virtual Learning environment (VLE) Blackboard® and you will experience a wide variety of different, field specific clinical placements. They will include acute and long-term settings as well as caring for people in hospital and community. You will be required to attend the University one or two days per week and will be in clinical placement for the remainder of the week.

Clinical experience during the programme will include some weekend and night duty shifts in order to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council recommendations.

Time is also given in the programme for independent/private study and assessment preparation.

Assessment

There is a work-based learning focus with assessment methods linked to your practice and your work.

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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject, ideally completed in the last 5 years.

GCSE English and maths at grade C or above. For non-native English speakers, see the English Language requirements below, which we will accept instead of GCSE English. If you’re unsure if you meet the entry requirements, contact us.

Overseas students, including those from the EU, will need to meet the criteria above and have been resident in the UK or EU for a minimum of three years in order to be eligible for NHS funding.

International qualifications

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

How to apply

This programme starts in September of each year and applications should normally be received by 31st May 2017.

Apply

This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
 
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

The School of Healthcare Admissions team: 0113 343 1347 or email admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

Next Steps

All candidates will be required to submit a completed application form and if successfully shortlisted will be invited to partake in an individual or group selection event held at the University of Leeds.

Selection will be led by the programme leader in conjunction with members of the programme team who represent the different fields of nursing.

At the selection event, applicants will need to complete a numeracy exam and gain a pass mark of 70% to be considered for the programme.

Fees

UK/EU fees: To be confirmed
International fees: To be confirmed

All tuition fees are paid by the NHS. All applicants must be eligible for NHS funding.

Scholarships and financial support

Update February 2017: An NHS bursary will be available however we have not received the details as yet. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

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Career opportunities

Once qualified, nurses can work in healthcare environments in the NHS or private sector, and in hospital or community settings. There are opportunities for a clinical nurse to progress to become a ward or department manager, clinical nurse specialist or eventually consultant nurse. You could move into nursing management or become a registered nurse tutor. You could continue with academic study in the area of nursing research or undertake a PhD.

Read more about nursing career options at NHS careers.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

We can advise you about further study for a PhD.

Placement opportunities

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