University of West London

Course Introduction

This programme provides a solid academic underpinning to management and practices used in real work environments and situations; this practice'focused course is developed for qualified and registered nurses with diploma of higher education who wish study for a Master's degree; students study a foundation year equivalent to a final year of a BSc before progressing to study at Master's level; the course is designed to develop students as a higher level of practitioner, who can proficiently use a sound knowledge base encompassing advanced nursing knowledge and theories, biosciences principles, contemporary evidence, enhanced consultation skills and diagnostic reasoning to conduct holistic assessments and care; students develop essential theoretical and practical skills and knowledge concerning effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and groups of people with nursing needs; students also develop the knowledge and skills to design and improve and or healthcare services; students are taught the latest concepts in research methodology and data analysis in nursing, and learn comprehensive clinically'focused or relevant professional skills; clinical simulation is used to emphasise the integration of scientific principles, empirical evidence and validated theoretical models in nursing practice.

Course Modules

Modules include: applied physiology; research methods; health promotion theory; diagnostics tools (applications to healthcare practice); dissertation; leadership and management competence in healthcare; service design and improvement in healthcare; MSc project in nursing and healthcare. Optional modules include: strategies for the management of complex wounds; advanced approach in diabetes care and management; communicable diseases (risks and assessment for substance misusers); genes, diseases, health and illness); promoting sexual health.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must have DipHE, HND or equivalent in nursing; must be registered with an appropriate regulatory authority (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council) in their country of origin, and have evidence of the successful completion of at least 3 years' full time study leading to registration; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or above, at a minimum of 7.0 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet'based test 100 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate)