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Nursing MSc



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.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Two years part time

Study mode Part-time

Credit value 60

Course intake 10-15

Course leaders Dr Jaqualyn Moore

Course contact for further information

  • Before you apply: Use our Enquiry Form

  • After applying: Use the King's Apply messaging service or call us on +44 (0)20 7848 1648

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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.

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 01 April 2016 for September 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

For January 2017 entry the application deadline is 31 October 2016.


Course detail


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.

Course format and assessment

Assessment is by coursework.



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

£3,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas


*This tuition fee maybe subject to annual increases.

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). 

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


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