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International/EU: £32,920 for the course
- Build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully-qualified nurse in two years.
- Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified nurse.
- Gain vital real-world experience — 50% of your course is spent on placement.
- Obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with a NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary.
Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. In some modules, you will 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.
Watch student Clare Manley talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
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How you learn
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.
This course equips you with the expertise, interpersonal skills and managerial ability needed for nursing those with mental health issues.
You'll study in our facilities, and apply your skills across 40 weeks of practice-based learning. These placements take place in hospitals and homes across the region. You'll be supported throughout your placements by practice supervisors and practice assessors. Graduation ensures your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
You learn through
- practice-based learning
- study in our advanced clinical suites
- lectures and seminars
- case studies
Course leaders and tutors
Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.
You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which 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.
The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.
This course prepares you for a career in
- acute hospitals
- secure hospitals
- community work
- acute inpatients services
- elderly services
- emergency department
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- advanced clinical facilities
- mock wards and operating facilities
- Oxford Medical Simulation - Virtual Reality software
A first degree recognised in the UK at 2:2 or above.
Offers are subject to enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health assessment and required immunisations prior to enrolment.
Recognition of your prior learning (RPL)
Usually nurse education lasts three years. However, completion of your first degree and relevant 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, applicants are able to accrue further evidence in the time between application and enrolment with the support of a dedicated supervisor where needed. 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 number of clinical proficiencies that need to be assessed in a care situation and the completion of a total of 760 hours worked in a relevant setting.
Guidance and support will be offered on how to complete your RPL following a successful interview. Visit our FAQ page for further information on preparing your evidence for the RPL.
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing.
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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Creating Original Practice||Credits: 45||
|Module: Evaluating Research Methodologies||Credits: 15||
|Module: Person Centred Care - Providing And Evaluating||Credits: 30||
|Module: Sciences For Nursing Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Understanding Complexity In Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Evaluating Complexity In Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Leading For The Future||Credits: 15||
|Module: Person Centred Care - Leading And Coordinating||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.
† 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £32,920 for the course which includes a placement supplement.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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, 247.4KB)
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