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Start Dates: Feb
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 2 Years
UCAS Code:B702
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years.

You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

NHS Constitution

The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. "

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. View the Constitution here


This course will focus on issues of direct relevance to the achievement of registered nurse status whilst pursuing a postgraduate course of study in a supportive learning environment. Success in the course will confer eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse Adult.

Emphasis throughout the course is placed on enabling you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to be an adult nurse who is able to meet the demands of the role in a healthcare system that is constantly evolving. You will be provided with opportunities to meet your full potential by learning in a variety of ways in academic, simulated and practice settings. Assessments facilitate strong links between your learning and practice.


Units

  • Development Of Adult Nursing Practice (NAD019-3) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Adult Nursing Practice (NAD018-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For Adult Nursing Registered Practice (NAD020-3) Compulsory
  • Assessment And Decision Making In Adult Nursing (NAD009-6) Compulsory
  • Essentials Of Adult Nursing (NAD007-6) Compulsory
  • Health, Life And Social Sciences For Nursing (NUR014-6) Compulsory
  • Improving Care: Principles Of Clinical Leadership (NUR017-6) Compulsory
  • Medicines Management And Pharmacology In Adult Nursing (NAD008-6) Compulsory
  • Nursing Dissertation (NUR018-6) Compulsory
  • Professional Values And Governance In Nursing And Healthcare (NUR015-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methodologies For Healthcare (NUR016-6) Compulsory

The assessment strategy for this course is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance to ensure safe and effective practice; foster active learning, be learner-centred in approach and draw on expertise-by-experience. The choice of assessments is determined by their fitness for purpose i.e. to evidence achievement of unit learning outcomes at Master's level (Level 7). You will be assessed across a range of practice settings and learning environments throughout the course. To enhance your understanding and experiences of assessment practices you will encounter a wide range of formative and summative assessment methods including those that enable you to undertake practice-focussed tasks that have the potential to influence care delivery. Many of the assessment tasks are designed so that you can tailor them to your professional interests, experience and development needs. They are also designed so that you can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant. Examples include: written assignments ranging from reflective pieces to case studies and academic essays as well as assessed practice within your placements. Assessments are also designed to support you integrating learning in theory and practice and in demonstrating that integration. The assessments culminate in a choice of dissertation projects: a literature review, a research proposal or a service development project. You will be assessed in practice through the use of a Practice Assessment Document which outlines the skills and competencies required as a registered nurse. These assessments are recorded and confirmed by a Practice Assessor, alongside your own self-reflections on your progress. Service users and carers also contribute to your assessments. During each of your placement allocations you will have a nominated Practice Assessor in accordance with the NMC Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC 2018). They conduct assessment to confirm that you have achieved the NMC proficiencies and course outcomes for practice learning. You will also have a nominated Academic Assessor who is responsible for confirming your achievement of the NMC proficiencies and course outcomes in the academic environment for each part of the course. Together the Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor evaluate and recommend a student for progression for each part (year) of the course, in line with course standards and local and national policies. As there is no break at the end of each Part in which to complete any assessment referrals in practice students on the course will be able to retake a referred practice assessment in the next placement. This will be at the 6 week point and only for the learning outcomes/assessments outstanding.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject.
  • GCSE grades 9 - 4 or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6 in any area, where English is a second language (unless already registered with the NMC as a Nurse or NA).

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

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Entry Requirements


  • A 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject.
  • GCSE grades 9 - 4 or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6 in any area, where English is a second language (unless already registered with the NMC as a Nurse or NA).

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

Fees and Funding

The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £14,675 for the first year of the course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

 

Fees and Funding


The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.


The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.


The fee for this MSc for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £14,675 for the first year of the course.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

 

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student