M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing Child

University of Southampton

24 months
9250 GBP/year
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Provide evidenced based nursing care to neonates, children, adolescents and their families. Work across a range of healthcare settings at the Nursing Child MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Learn to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, coordinate care and advocate for your patients' needs.


Course Details

This Nursing Child MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is designed for ambitious graduates and career changers who want to become a registered nurse. It's also ideal if you’re already a high achieving qualified nurse and want a second field of registration.

The course prepares you to pursue senior healthcare roles. It also provides a solid foundation for higher level academic study.

You'll carry out a mix of theoretical learning and practice hours which meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for registration as a nurse. Practice learning takes the form of placements in a range of healthcare settings.

You’ll gain essential practical experience during the placements to help you develop into the role of a nursing professional.

Your taught theoretical modules cover:

  • professional nursing practice
  • fundamental aspects of care
  • global and public health
  • person centred nursing care
  • managing acute changes in health status
  • coordinating long-term care
  • influencing innovation and change
  • research methods / research project

Developing critical thinking, reasoning and analytical skills are a big focus of the course. You'll improve your leadership skills so that you can supervise, delegate and challenge practice in the future.

When you complete the degree you’ll be eligible to register with the NMC as a Registered Nurse (Child). You must apply to register within 5 years of completing your course.

Career Opportunities

  • You’ll be actively supported to identify where you may wish to work for your first post as a registered nurse.
  • We have a dedicated School Lead for Employability. As well as timetabled careers activities, we’ll invite you to attend the School's annual Health Sciences Careers Fair. You’ll meet potential employers and gain invaluable early careers advice about your options.
  • As a child nursing graduate from the University of Southampton, you’ll have the ideal platform to move into more senior positions. For example consultant nurse, leading a team or working in advanced clinical practice. 
  • You could also opt to work in education to train and inspire future generations of nurses. Fast track opportunities for doctoral courses may be available, and you may also have the option to combine practice and research, or research and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice
  • Critical Inquiry - Research Protocol
  • Aspects of Care for GEN
  • Global and Public Health
  • Person Centred Nursing Care
  • Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (Child field GEN)
  • Influencing Innovation and Change
  • Managing Acute Changes in Health Status (Child field GEN)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • This course is not normally available to other EU and international students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2.1 degree as well as GCSE English language, mathematics and science, grades 4 to 9 or A* to C.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students will be charged the same tuition fee as UK students

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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