M.Sc. Blended

Nursing (Pre-Registration) Adult (Apprenticeship) (Blended Learning)

24 months
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The M.Sc. in Nursing (Pre-Registration) Adult (Apprenticeship) (Blended Learning) at University of Huddersfield has been designed to provide a flexible way to study whilst being employed in adult healthcare services.


About the Nursing (Pre-Registration) Adult (Apprenticeship) (Blended Learning) course at University of Huddersfield

This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England for information on your nearest course provider.

This blended learning apprenticeship course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's. During this apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment, where you will explore all aspects of adult nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management.Supported by a team who really understand what it is like to be an adult nurse, you will learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.In our fully equipped simulated ward, you will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in a safe environment using our patient simulators.You will undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors.You will have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.You will also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan.The course is mainly delivered through digital technologies and also involves practical, hands-on experience. Although the theoretical component is predominantly delivered online, you will attend the campus in Huddersfield for a maximum total of four one-week blocks for simulation and skills training. You will do this in each stage of the course, providing the opportunity for you to practise skills in a safe and controlled environment. You will also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home.

In line with the apprenticeship model, the course is designed to support a training in practice approach. Whilst undertaking the course you will remain employed by your host organisation and may spend 20% of your time in your current workplace. The course is designed to be progressively demanding and once qualified you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and work as a Registered Nurse for Adults.


Upon successful graduation you could work within the National Health Service, the private or voluntary sectors or you could specialise in an area of acute care requiring intensive support, as well as community care. Alternatively, you may choose to practice abroad or undertake further extensive professional development opportunities. Possible career opportunities may include training as a district nurse, advanced nurse practitioner or specialist in acute care, as well as undertaking management roles, where you may develop and implement policy. There are also many nurse specialist roles including diabetes specialist nurse, respiratory specialists, continence specialists, palliative care specialists and community matrons specialising in managing long term conditions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming a Professional
  • Adult Nursing
  • Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing (Blended Learning)
  • Nursing Practice (Blended Learning)
  • Developing as a Professional

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be employed in healthcare and supported to undertake the course by your employer.
  • Have an Honours degree (2:2 or above) and work experience relevant to the programme to be followed. Applicants with an Honours degree and considerable relevant experience may also be considered if they can demonstrate their ability to study at Master’s Level.
In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

As this is an apprenticeship programme, this course will be funded by your employer through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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