Nursing

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MSc

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Part Time

| Admissions status: Open
The MSc Nursing has been designed for nurses who have completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration as an Adult, Childrenís or Mental Health Nurse and who wish to obtain a Masterís award. Career progression frequently requires nurses to be educated to Masterís level and the MSc Nursing will allow you to demonstrate your academic standing. The MSc Nursing is completed through production of a dissertation.

KEY BENEFITS
  • Links with industry, health services and policy makers.
  • Excellent employability; our graduates are highly sought after nationally and internationally.Renowned for the quality of our research work.
  • World-class academics and gifted students from all walks of life.
  • Approachable, available and supportive staff.
  • Located in the heart of London.
KEY FACTS
Student destinations
Registered Nurse positions in a range of leading NHS Trusts and with other health care providers.
Programme leader/s
Dr Jaqualyn Moore
Awarding Institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
60
Duration
One year
Location
Waterloo campus
Year of entry 2014
Offered by
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Closing date
End of July for September intake. End of October for January intake. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability of places.
Intake
10-15
Fees
PT Home: £2,667 (2014)*
PT Overseas: £n/a
CONTACTS
Contact information
Postgraduate Admissions, tel +44 (0)207 848 2858.
Email Website

PURPOSE
The MSc Nursing has been designed for nurses who have completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration and who wish to obtain a Master's award.

DESCRIPTION

You will be required to undertake a substantial written project, drawing on learning and skills acquired in the taught components of your PGDip programme. Three project options are available: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, or a systematic review.

You will be supported in your project work through guidance from a designated supervisor. Additionally, once enrolled, you will have access to group online tutorials via discussion boards situated within an e-Learning site. The online discussion boards provide a medium where queries can be addressed and suggestions offered by both fellow students and the module leader.



STRUCTURE OVERVIEW
Core programme content
Dissertation

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by coursework.



MODULES
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

Module code: 7KNIM725
Credit level: 7
Credit value: 60
Semester:  Semester 2 (spring) 
Assessment:  coursework 

This module enables students to undertake a substantial written project relevant to their field of practice. Students draw on learning and skills acquired in the taught components of the MSc programme. The module offers a choice of one of three options: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, or a systematic review.

Students are supported in their project work through guidance from a designated supervisor. Additionally, all students, once enrolled, have access to group online tutorials via discussion boards situated within the module e-Learning site. The online discussion boards provide a medium where queries can be addressed and suggestions offered by both fellow students and the module leader.



ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice

Applicants must have been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Nursing with Registration (all fields) with an overall average mark of 55% or above (or overseas equivalent). Applicants are also required to have studied research methods at a postgraduate level.

If you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success for dissertation work. This might include publications, preparation of reports or active participation in service development initiatives or funded research.

All applicants will be required to submit a brief outline of their project ideas. This should link to one of the School’s programmes of research details of which can be found on our website at www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/research/programmes/index.aspx


APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Apply using the College application form available online.

PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Applicants will need to submit a personal statement detailing why they would like to apply for the course. We will also require a dissertation project outline at the point of application as part of our selection criteria.

FUNDING
Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). Self-funding students may wish to consider a Career Development Loan http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/cdl/ *Fees quoted are for self-funding students. For NHS CPPD contract fees please refer to fees listed under http://www.kcl.ac.uk/teares/nmvc/external/prospectus/index.php.


Student profiles

Nursing MSc
I wanted to go to a university that really put time into their students – and I most certainly have not been let down.

The course is intense, but is perfect for anybody who is prepared to work very hard and obtain their qualification quicker. The opportunity to undertake an elective and work abroad for a month as part of our course was also a huge attraction. Have only 20 people in our class meant learning in an informal and relaxed environment, with lectures well designed to help support us in practice.

Nursing MSc
The decision to come to Kings as a postgraduate student, five years after my first degree, was not an easy one. However, the rewards of studying nursing at Kings, an institution that encourages independent thinking, evidence-based decision making and cutting-edge research, were just too good to pass up. The mental health PGDip gives you the chance to qualify in two years and get some of the best clinical and academic experience available. Kings have a unique philosophy that links clinical practice with academic research, making the course dynamic, challenging and relevant, but it's not all books and bedpans! Staff and other students are a great source of support and I've met some fantastic, inspiring people on this course.