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Nursing Studies (for Overseas Nurses), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months


The programme has been developed together with nurses from practice and international students who have successfully studied for a BSc (Hons) at the University of Worcester. It will provide you with a high quality education with flexibility and support.

Benefits of doing the programme:

  • The University of Worcester seeks to produce graduates who are equipped to be high achieving citizens throughout their lives. This programme aims to enhance your employability in an international context. It aims to contribute to the improvement and development of healthcare in your own country. Employers will value the skills and qualities of a University of Worcester graduate as you will be able to take responsibility for your own learning and development, plan and make critically informed decisions through the transferable skills of self awareness, resilience, and creative enterprising.
  • The Masters programme is stimulating and develops a critical appreciation of health and social care within a contemporary, social, political, economic and cultural context. This is a full-time, module programme which will help you to enhance your practice and advance into new roles.

Programme Structure

The Nursing Studies MSc is an 18-month masters degree

Key points

  • This will not give you Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration so you will not be able to work as a qualified nurse in the UK.

The structure of the Nursing Studies MSc is as follows:

  • 18-month masters degree (September-December) (180 credits at level 7)
  • Challenging and enhancing services
  • Research methods in healthcare
  • Chronic disease management: long term conditions
  • End of life and palliative care
  • Leading and managing people
  • Law and ethics for healthcare practitioners
  • Contemporary issues in sexual health
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Entry requirements for 18-month Nursing Studies MSc

  • Recognised nursing qualification in home country
  • Students who enter the programme must normally hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class honours degree
  • If English is not their first language, students will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element, or equivalent).
  • Appropriate entry visa to study in the UK.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8328 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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