MSc Nursing Adult

Year of Entry 2024/25
Adult Nursing Student

MSc

Nursing Adult

Gain an advanced adult nursing qualification, and become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in two years.

Employability

100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year
    International/EU: £17,205 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    Collegiate Campus

  • Checkmark

    What is the UCAS code?

    3010

  • Date

    When do I start?

    January 2025


Course summary

  • Build on your undergraduate experience to fully qualify as a nurse.
  • Understand health sciences in the practice setting.
  • Gain the skills and values to enter highly skilled employment.
  • Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.
  • Reflect on the evolution of the nursing role.

This unique course is an exciting opportunity to transform the lives of individuals and communities by becoming a fully qualified adult nurse. You’ll consider the changing nature of health, illness and recovery – as well as the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional.

Accredited by
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK.



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How you learn

Watch course leader Helen Monks talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.


On this course you’ll learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to the practice of nursing on real-world healthcare challenges. You’ll develop a strong professional identity and confidence.
 
You learn through

  • practice learning (50%)
  • lectures
  • workshops
  • projects and group work
  • presentations
  • simulation
  • independent learning
  • skills rehearsal
  • technology-enhanced learning

Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. In some modules you’ll learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses. This approach will help you to deliver person-centred care – with an understanding of how other professionals contribute to the person's journey through health and social care services.

Student View

Hear our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student Alex Morton, discuss why he chose a career in nursing.

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.
 
These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 
 
We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the adult nursing profession. So by the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as an adult nurse.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • health centres
  • GP surgeries
  • the armed forces
  • community work
  • acute hospitals 
  • hospices 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • NHS Foundation Trusts
  • private and voluntary organisations
  • research projects

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • advanced clinical facilities
  • mock wards and operating facilities
  • Oxford Medical Simulation – Virtual Reality software
  • We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
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Health and Social Care Facilities Tour

Learn what it's like to study health and social care at our Collegiate Campus from our adult nursing student Alex.

Entry requirements

All students

You need a first degree recognised in the UK at 2:2 or above and

GCSE's in

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents*
  • Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

*GCSE Maths equivalents

• Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number/Grade D at GCSE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course

• maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

*GCSE English equivalents

• Level 2 Literacy

• Level 2 Key Skills

*GCSE Science equivalents

• OCR Science Level 2

• science units gained on a Level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification

• science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)

• science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

IELTS

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Helping your application succeed

Experience

Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care.  It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview.

Reference

You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application.

Interview

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence.

View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interviews process and how you can prepare for this.   

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Usually nurse education lasts three years. However, completion of your first degree and relevant health or social care experience within the last five years allows you to 'credit against' the first year of nurse education. A condition of starting a place on the MSc Nursing programme is a submission of evidence of how your first degree and prior experience relates to nursing. The evidence will demonstrate that you meet the same standard of a student nurse completing their first year of the nursing programme. Your RPL will include a written narrative about your knowledge and experience against the 7 NMC Platforms, with the use of supporting literature and the completion of a total of 600 hours worked in a relevant health or social care setting.

Guidance and support will be offered on how to complete your RPL following a successful interview.

Course enrolment - professional requirements

Before enrolling you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration forms provided during the admissions process:

  • unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
  • involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments
  • involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations
  • enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University

In addition

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check

  • you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
  • you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) (PDF, 38.1KB) as part of the application process
  • if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check.
  • where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.

Occupational Health Screening

• You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.

Immunisations

• You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge.

Pre-course Day

After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK you are expected to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow applicants to the health & social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, some current students and teaching staff.

Other professional suitability information

Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received.

If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, you must tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing HWB-Professional-Issues@shu.ac.uk

Disability support

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for education and training and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement.

You can contact our nursing and midwifery disability co-ordinator on 0114 225 2470 to explore any issues you may have, or you can contact our university disabled student support team on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom).

The Disability Disclosure booklet provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage. This is so you can be assessed for the support you may require to succeed on the course.

Open day

Our online open days give you an opportunity to chat live to our teaching staff and current students. You can explore the campus and view our facilities virtually as well as asking any questions you may have. To book your place at one of our online open days please follow this link: University open days.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Evaluating Research Methodologies
Credits 20
Assessment
Fundamentals Of Nursing
Credits 40
Assessment
Nursing Sciences
Credits 20
Assessment
Placement Part 2
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Creating Original Practice
Credits 40
Assessment
Evaluating Complexity In Practice
Credits 20
Assessment
Nursing Leadership
Credits 40
Assessment
Placement Part 3
Credits -
Assessment
Psrb One Credit Module
Credits -
Assessment

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 per year, which includes an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

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Health and social care funding

Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF, 358.7KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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Home students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year, eligibility applies

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We are one of the largest training providers of health and social care in the UK, giving you access to cross-discipline learning

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