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M.Sc. On Campus

Children's Nursing

Keele University

24 months
20000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Children's Nursing at Keele University is to develop Children’s Nurses who are inquisitive, questioning, clinically astute, empowered, cognitively adaptable, and able to respond to current and future needs of health care delivery.

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Children's Nursing at Keele University  will prepare students to care for children and young people with mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges. MSc Children's Nursing students will learn how to put children, young people and their families at the centre of their care.

The MSc Nursing programme reflects the changing delivery of health care, whereby services are designed around the needs of children, young people, and their families, with services focussing on the whole child not just their illness. Children and young people receive nursing care in a range of settings including home, school and hospital and therefore the programme will provide students with a wide range of practice placements, in order to understand the healthcare experience of children and young people in different settings.


Upon successful completion of this course you will be a qualified, capable postgraduate nurse ready to work in your chosen specialism. You will have developed competency in assessing, delivering and managing nursing care and be able to confidently support your nursing practice decisions with a robust evidence base. You will have the research and leadership skills to work as a leader and change agent.

You will graduate with an MSc and key sets of clinical, interpersonal and research skills, ready to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will have the opportunity to find employment in a range of settings in the UK or internationally. Nursing work can be diverse and in planning your future career you may wish to follow one of the following career pathways: Practitioner, Educator, Researcher or Manager.

Programme Structure


  • In your first year you build and expand on the fundamentals of nursing practice including essential care and learn how to work in a professional setting. You also explore the concepts of nursing care in context, health promotion, pharmacology and develop a research plan for your dissertation.
  • In your second year you build on your experience and develop your skills in caring for patients with higher acuity requirements using clinical reasoning skills. 
  • You will develop leadership skills in practice, take on more responsibility and leadership in preparation for your professional transition from student nurse to registered professional.  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no fixed closing dates for the majority of our courses, however some courses may become full and close early. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject
  • English Language and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C (discuss with admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)
  • We welcome applications from international students. 
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Keele

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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