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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #651 (QS) ,
A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced-level postgraduate degree for registered nurses and is considered an entry-level degree for nurse educators and managers. The degree also may prepare a nurse to seek a career as a nurse administrator, health policy expert, or clinical nurse leader.


The Master Course in Nursing enables the student to acquire historical, theoretical and philosophical knowledge, which constitutes the basis of nursing epistemology, as well as scientific skills and competence supported in the research of specificities and diversities of professional practice in different contexts of intervention, articulating and integrating knowledge and skills to provide a better nursing healthcare and high quality service to satisfy the citizens' needs.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioethics 
  • Epistemological Foundations of Nursing 
  • Management and Quality in Nursing 
  • Nursing Research 
  • Social Psychology of Health 
  • Advanced Nursing 
  • Dissertation Preparation Seminar 
  • Information Technology and Communication in Nursing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Portuguese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To access to this study cycle the candidate must: 
  • Be holders of a degree in Nursing or legal equivalent degree; 
  • Be holders of a foreign academic university degree in Nursing conferred by a 1st study cycle, organised following the Bologna Process, by a estate member which has also adopted this process; 
  • Be holders of a recognised foreign academic university degree which satisfies the objectives and nature of a degree in Nursing; 
  • Be holders of an academic/professional curriculum in the scientific area of Nursing which is recognised and attesting the capacity to carry out this study cycle by the Technical-Scientific Committee of the institution/school where the candidate will attend the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Braga

  • 454 - 700 EUR/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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