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Nursing MSc



The Clinical Nursing MSc course is a part-time programme designed for qualified nurses wishing to obtain a master’s award having completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration as an Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nurse previously.  


Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 6th in the world (2016 QS World University Rankings).
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • 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.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world


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,

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



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

Application procedure

Apply using the College application form available online. Appliactions are subject to a £50 non-refundable application fee. 

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 for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.



Course detail


The Clinical Nursing MSc programme is a study pathway that allows you to apply the learning and skills you acquire in the taught components of your PGDip programme to conduct a research project and write a dissertation of around 15,000 – 18,000 words. There are three project options are available for study: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, or a systematic review.

The pathway is made up of one 60-credit module, which you will complete in one year. A designated supervisor will support your project work throughout the course.



Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks.  Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work.  



The majority of learning for this degree takes place across the five King’s College London campuses, including four Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas’ and Guy’s) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London. 

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

Course format and assessment

You will be assessed in the in the form of a dissertation.

Course accreditation

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.



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


Full time tuition fees - Overseas


Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£3,150 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas


*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 


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 UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving 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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