Nursing with Pre-Registration (Adult), Master | The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
24 months
32200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Nursing with Pre-Registration (Adult) programme from University of Edinburgh offers those who already have an honours degree the opportunity to undertake a shortened, two-year programme to become a registered adult nurse whilst gaining a masters degree.

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The Nursing with Pre-Registration (Adult) programme from University of Edinburgh represents a new, two-year route for those who wish to become an Adult nurse but who already possess an undergraduate honours degree. 

The programme enables students to undertake study at Masters level whilst providing the theoretical and practice-based learning required to achieve the proficiencies for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and therefore practice as a registered Adult nurse.

The key aim of this programme is to produce first-level registered Adult nurses who are educated at Masters level enabling them to demonstrate leadership and innovation to meet the demands of contemporary healthcare.

Students benefit from the expertise generated through more than 60 years’ experience of providing undergraduate nursing education at the University of Edinburgh. Becoming a student in Nursing Studies means you will be joining an international community of students studying our 4-year Bachelor of Nursing with honours, MSc Advanced Nursing, Masters by Research and PhD programmes.

Why study this programme? 

This programme offers a number of unique features including optional courses in year 1; the opportunity to undertake an international placement; and the opportunity to submit a dissertation. 

Our graduates can also look forward to careers in a variety of settings within the NHS and beyond.

The University of Edinburgh Masters of Nursing with Pre-Registration (Adult) offers a number of distinguishing features including:

  • A Masters level qualification with the submission of a dissertation
  • The opportunity to study an optional course in year 1
  • A 4-week elective placement at the end of the first year or the programme with the opportunity to undertake this in an international setting

Career opportinitues 

Nurses practice in a range of settings including clinical settings in the NHS or private healthcare, nursing homes, third sector organisations, community settings, as well as within industry and leisure sectors. You may also wish to follow a career in research or academia.  As a Masters level graduate, you are ideally placed for career advancement after gaining post-qualification experience. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Life Sciences and Nursing Care
  • Mental Health and Nursing Care 
  • Designing Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care 
  • Becoming a Critically Reflective Practitioner 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must meet academic entry and RPL requirements.
  • Candidates must pass the selection process focused on interpersonal skills, teamwork, attitude towards those with protected characteristics, and ability to formulate and express argument/opinions.
  • Entrance is conditional on achieving a successful occupational health screening and gaining entry to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Scotland Fee Rate: £1,820 

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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