M.Sc. Online

Advanced Nursing (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
7200 GBP/year
7200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The innovative part-time Advanced Nursing (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh offers advanced study for nurses working within an international and UK health care context. 


We offer the flexibility for you to choose either a broad programme of study by drawing on international expertise across the breadth of the university, or to focus on a more specialised area of nursing care.

We recognise that mental health and trauma-informed care is an under-developed area in advanced practice for Adult nurses and so we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to choose option courses in these areas, as well as our core courses in nursing and global health policy, political leadership and research. You can choose a range of option courses within Nursing Studies including leadership, public health, policy, person-centred care and clinical decision making. Health and social care research underpin the whole programme.

The Advanced Nursing (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is suitable for nurses who are registered to practise in their own country and want to critically examine the ways that evidence-based research, theory and knowledge can advance nursing in the global context. The degree also provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate research e.g. a doctoral degree, or to advance their professional career.

Career opportunities

The programme has been designed to enhance the career development of graduate nurses: the employment prospects for our postgraduate nurses are excellent and opportunities are wide-ranging.

The majority of students who complete a postgraduate taught degree at the University of Edinburgh go on to practise in their own country as senior nurses, choosing to work in a range of different settings, including education, advanced clinical practice or clinical research.

The postgraduate degree equips students for leadership role or for further study, towards a Doctorate Programme to extend subject specialisms and/or research competency.

In addition, the integration of the health and social care field also offers a range of opportunities for an international career. Several postgraduate students go on to develop their career in global public health, working in health education, patient advocacy, health promotion in the UK and around the world. Some of our postgraduate students have gone on to work for the World Health Organisation and other global governance organisations in policy and advisory roles.

Programme Structure

The compulsory courses form the core part of the MSc are:

  • Nursing and Global Health Policy: developing your political leadership
  • Research Methods in Health

Optional courses can be chosen from those on offer within the School of Health in Social Science or across the wider university. These vary across years depending on the specific courses on offer, but some of the current nursing online optional courses include:

  • Leadership – exploring your potential
  • Global Public Health: a critical approach to health improvement
  • Person Centred Care in Practice: relationships and emotion
  • Supervised Reading

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and a nursing qualification.
  • We may also consider your application if you have considerable nursing experience and non-graduate level professional qualifications; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 GBP per year during 24 months.

3 years, per year: £4,800


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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