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MSc Nursing

This two-year postgraduate Nursing programme from University of Birmingham leads to eligibility to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery council in either adult nursing or mental health nursing.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

This Nursing programme from University of Birmingham will provide graduates meeting the entry requirements the opportunity to undertake a two-year postgraduate Master of Science degree in Nursing.

With a thorough grounding in concepts of health derived from the study of the biological and social sciences, professional studies and communication skills, you will develop the professional disciplinary knowledge and understanding of your preferred field of practice of nursing (Adult or Mental Health). This is underpinned by the acquisition of the professional leadership and research skills you will need to practice and manage evidence-based person centered care as a Registered Nurse.

Graduates of the MSc Nursing in adult or mental health programme will have developed a critical understanding of a diverse and complex body of knowledge applied to and developed through nursing practice. Much of this knowledge will be contemporary and at the current boundaries of the discipline. The first year of the programme is focused on advanced nursing practice, developing the student’s ability to deliver safe and compassionate care, with a focus on undertaking in-depth assessment and clinical decision making, together with the evaluation of nursing practice.

Courses included:

  • Advancing health and nursing care
  • Developing nursing practice
  • Research and Improvement Methods in Practice
  • Co-ordinating Complex Nursing Care
  • Nursing Practice Part 2 (non-credit bearing practice module in a field specific placement)

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Why study this course?

  • Gain your Nursing and Midwifery Council professional registration in just two years
  • Benefit from the opportunity to study at a global university at the heart of an ambitious city
  • Gain experience treating patients from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures in one of the UK’s largest healthcare regions
  • Your prior care-giving experience contributes to your clinical hours
  • Nursing at Birmingham is ranked 11th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours or above – preferred subject areas of Science or Social science, but other degree areas will be considered.
  • The portfolio provides evidence of prior graduate learning and care experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, values and caring behaviours equivalent to year one of an undergraduate nursing programme. The evidence you present in your portfolio will demonstrate how your graduate and experiential learning and skills are equivalent to the development of year 1 nursing proficiencies.
  • Please note that we will require that you submit 20% of your portfolio prior to interview. If that 20% of the portfolio is of a satisfactory standard, we will call you to interview.

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