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Nursing MSc

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Overview

The MSc Nursing has been designed for nurses who have completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration as an Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nurse and who wish to obtain a Master’s award.  Career progression frequently requires nurses to be educated to Master’s 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, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London. 

     


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year part-time

Study mode Part-time

Credit value 60

Course intake 10-15

Course leaders Dr Jaqualyn Moore, jaqualyn.moore@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Department

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

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

Application procedure

Apply using the College application form available online.

Personal statement and 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.

Application closing date

 

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

 

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Course detail

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.

Course 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.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Course format and assessment

Assessment is by coursework.

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Career prospects

Registered Nurse positions in a range of leading NHS Trusts and with other health care providers.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

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Full time tuition fees - Overseas

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Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£3,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

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*This tuition fee maybe subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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). 

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