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Nursing (Dissertation only) MSc

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**Please note that this course is specifically for applicants with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Nursing with Registration who wish to complete a dissertation in order to upgrade to an MSc. If you hold a bachelor's degree in a non-Nursing related subject and wish to pursue a masters degree in Nursing with Registration as an Adult/Child/Mental Health Nurse, please refer to the postgraduate programme listing on the faculty’s Pre-Registration Nursing page: www.kcl.ac.uk/nmpc/pre-registration If you are already a qualified Nurse with a bachelor's degree and are looking for an advanced level masters course in Nursing, please see our Postgraduate course list on our Post-qualification Nursing education page: www.kcl.ac.uk/nmpc/post-qualifcation International students with bachelor's degrees in Nursing may find the MSc Clinical Nursing of particular interest; those with undergraduate diplomas may be interested in the one-year BSc Nursing Studies.** Ready to take on more responsibility in your nursing role? Develop your critical thinking, expand your knowledge of evidence-based practice and become more confident in carrying out research in a clinical setting. As a nurse you're always developing your clinical practice. But as someone who's leading change, you need to support this with high-quality research and the latest thinking.On this programme you'll learn how to support your role with clinical research. Our expert academics will guide you as you develop a research question. You'll work independently on your project, aiming to make a difference to patients and other nurses. Note: 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) to apply for this course.

Key benefits

  • We're the number one nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2021 QS World University Subject Rankings)
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled learning experience in a multi- faculty environment
  • You'll develop the skills you need to take your career to the next level
  • 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

This course is designed for nurses who want to move into more advanced roles with greater responsibility. It encourages you to use research – your own and that carried out by others – to support your approach to your practice. Your PG Diploma will have given you the confidence to take an evidence-based approach to the care you deliver. Now you can take this one step further, developing research skills and putting them to use in a major project. You’ll see how the latest research at King’s feeds into improvements in patient care and clinical practice, and how this applies to your work

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Course Work

Your performance will be assessed through coursework

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course module changes.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Dissertation (60 Credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate to actual and potential employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of nurses working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to more senior nursing roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £7,820 per year (2021/22)

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

Deposit

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

For September entry

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021. 

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

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

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

  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer. 

For January entry

  • If you receive an offer before September 2020, payment is due by 30 September 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 September 2020 and 30 September 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 October 2020 to 31 October 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 November 2020 and 30 November 2020, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer in December 2020, payment is due within 2 days 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). 

Funding

This course is designed for nurses who want to move into more advanced roles with greater responsibility. It encourages you to use research – your own and that carried out by others – to support your approach to your practice. Your PG Diploma will have given you the confidence to take an evidence-based approach to the care you deliver. Now you can take this one step further, developing research skills and putting them to use in a major project. You’ll see how the latest research at King’s feeds into improvements in patient care and clinical practice, and how this applies to your work

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Assessment

  • Course Work

Your performance will be assessed through coursework

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course module changes.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Dissertation (60 Credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate to actual and potential employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of nurses working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to more senior nursing roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £7,820 per year (2021/22)

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

Deposit

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

For September entry

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021. 

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

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

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

  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer. 

For January entry

  • If you receive an offer before September 2020, payment is due by 30 September 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 September 2020 and 30 September 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 October 2020 to 31 October 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 November 2020 and 30 November 2020, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer in December 2020, payment is due within 2 days 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). 

Funding

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. This programme will remain open only to the final dates below if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

  • EU or overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)
  • Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, particularly if your application may result in a conditional offer. Any conditions must be met by the deadline set in the offer letter.

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