36 months
2835 GBP/year
2835 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Gain the skills and confidence to work at a more senior level and transition into leadership and management roles within the nursing sector with this Nursing Studies at University of Derby.

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Nursing Studies at University of Derby  is designed to equip Registered Nurses from around the world with the skills, ability and confidence to work at a more senior level, preparing for roles in leadership and management within the nursing profession.

The course covers contemporary and global nursing practice, ethical and legal frameworks, sustainability within the health and social care sector, professional accountability and leadership and management surrounding person-centred care; and culminates in an independent practice-based project.


Registered nurses with a masters qualification are well positioned to advance their career in nursing, health and social care, education, or leadership and management roles.

Studying for this masters award will enable you to critically explore professional issues in depth, and use this new knowledge in your role, ultimately to benefit patient / client care.

For nurses registered with the NMC, your studies may contribute to your triennial revalidation, and for nurses governed by a regulator elsewhere in the world, studying at postgraduate level demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and ambition to excel as a healthcare practitioner to provide the very best care and lead others in doing the same.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Nursing Practice
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Management for an Integrative Health and Social Care Workforce
  • Research Methods in Integrative Health and Social Care
  • Leadership in Health and Social Care
  • Global Nursing Issues

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need all the following:

  • To be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or relevant nursing profession regulator in your country of residence or employment
  • Hold at least a lower second class (2:2) undergraduate honours degree of a UK university, the CNAA or an overseas equivalent

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2835 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8505 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    2835 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8505 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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