About the Programme

This course is designed to prepare the student on completion to apply nursing knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the needs of their clients/families and groups they are responsible for, to achieve safe, effective and person-centred nursing practice, and to provide leadership to others.

A student who successfully achieves the Master of Science degree will, additionally, be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific methodological rigor and the ability to undertake and present a supervised independent project in a contemporary area of nursing or related area

The MSc is taken over three academic years in part time mode or one year full time. The programme leads to the award of MSc Nursing and consists of modules amounting to 180 credits, including MSc Dissertation. Depending on the combination of modules, students may be awarded MSc Nursing (with a pathway).


Five pathways are available within the programme:

Hereunder are the modules which comprise each pathway option:

  • Dementia Care
  • Education Leadership
  • Palliative Care
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Emergency Care

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