You can either choose a specific pathway: leadership, clinical research* or education, or follow a flexible generic programme with the opportunity to study a range of relevant courses from across the School of Health in Social Science and the wider University.
Nursing, health and social care research underpins the whole programme.
You will begin the Advanced Nursing programme from The University of Edinburgh at the same entry point as all other students, but depending on the pathway you would like to undertake, have the opportunity to exit with a range of different degree titles:
- MSc Advanced Nursing
- MSc Advanced Nursing (leadership)
- MSc Advanced Nursing (education)
- MSc Advanced Nursing (clinical research)
Who is this programme for?
The programme is suitable if you are a nurse registered in any branch of the profession to practice in your own country and you want to critically examine the ways that evidence-based research, theory and knowledge can advance nursing in the global context.
The degree also provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate research e.g. a doctoral degree, or to advance their professional career.
*The clinical research pathway is only available for students who are registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council in the UK to practice in a clinical setting.
This programme will facilitate career progression for those working in any branch of nursing to develop advanced nursing knowledge, skills and understanding.
As a student, you will develop research skills to enable you to apply for progression to doctoral level study upon successful completion of the programme.
In addition, if you are taking a specific pathway, you will develop specialist skills in leadership, education and clinical research to progress your career in these areas.
As a full-time MSc student, you will take two core courses and two option courses each semester.
There is a choice of one of three different dissertations:
- research proposal
This is to be completed during the Semester 3.
You can follow one of three different pathways: leadership, education or clinical research, or can take a generic pathway, depending on career aspirations and areas of interest.
As a part-time student, you can choose one or two courses each semester and have a choice of dissertation in your final year.
You can also follow the three different pathways or take a generic pathway.
The compulsory courses form the core part of the MSc and are:
- Global Leadership in Nursing: Policy, Informatics and Innovation
- Designing research in Nursing, Health and Social care
You can then choose 4 optional taught courses before you go on to undertake the dissertation.
The clinical research pathway is only available for students who are registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council in the UK to practice in a clinical setting.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesNursing Health Administration Health Sciences View 259 other Masters in Nursing in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and a nursing qualification.
- We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time 2 years, fees per year:
- Home: £5,950
- International/EU: £12,000
Part-time 3 years, fees per year;
- Home: £4,600
- International/EU: £8,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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