Adult Nursing, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Hamilton, United Kingdom
24 months
16400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Adult Nursing degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is an exciting, innovative two year pre-registration Adult Nursing course. 


Adult Nursing degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is the first of its kind in Scotland that is underpinned by Masters' level education. This will enable you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for roles in areas such as

  • management
  • leadership
  • consultancy
  • educational
  • research
Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Upon graduating you will be eligible to apply for professional registration within your specific field.

Placement Opportunities

Practice learning experiences are available in one of five West of Scotland health boards:
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Highland (Argyle & Bute)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Completion of Part 3 NMC practice hours
  • Evidence of achievement of the NMC Essential Skills Clusters
  • Pass Practice Learning Experience clinical assessments in PLE 3.1 and PLE 3.2
  • Sign Off Mentor has declared achievement of the required NMC Standards of Competence 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must:

  • possess an appropriate Ordinary bachelor's degree in biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject obtained within five years
  • be able to provide an academic reference, as well as copies of your formal university transcript and award certificate

You should also demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy*; In terms of Scottish qualifications, Maths* should be at least:

  • SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) or
  • SQA Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) or
  • SQA Standard Grade (Credit)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 1,820£

Living costs for Hamilton

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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