To join this course you need a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing undertaken with registration as an Adult, Children’s or Mental Health nurse. You’ll study part-time while continuing to work in your clinical role.
The dissertation is the only module on this course. It is an opportunity to carry out research that’s directly related to the clinical work you do or a wider service provision you’re involved with.
You can develop your own research question, or your tutor can help you decide on a suitable project.
You only need to attend one compulsory taught session at the beginning of your course. There are optional teaching days throughout the year and you will organise your one-to-one sessions with your supervisor to suit you.
While you can meet in person, Skype, email and phone conversations are also an option if travelling to our campus would be difficult.
Teaching happens at our Waterloo campus in London, although there is only one compulsory teaching day at the start of the course. The one-to-one sessions can be organised face-to-face with your supervisor, or via Skype or phone if you aren’t based in London.
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
You will be assessed solely on your dissertation. There are four options for this project: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, a systematic review, or a clinically focused project.Course accreditation
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.