City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Children?s Nursing is designed for people who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be achieved by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in a variety of settings including paediatric general medicine and surgery, paediatric / neonatal intensive care, the paediatric emergency department and the community. You will learn through a range of methods including academic study, simulated practice, inter-professional learning and clinical placements where you will have the opportunity to work alongside other healthcare professionals in the multidisciplinary team.

The MSc in Children?s Nursing prepares you for an enjoyable and rewarding career caring for children, and their families, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have acute and chronic illnesses, suffered injuries, had accidents and/or have a range of healthcare needs. Children?s nursing is a challenging but fulfilling profession. As a children?s nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with a willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. You will learn the skills of clinical decision-making that is supported by evidence, knowledge and experience of providing healthcare to a diverse population. The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London?s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital?s diverse population.

Career prospects are excellent with MSc Nursing students securing employment as Band 5 Staff Nurses with Trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Guys and St Thomas? NHS Foundation Trust and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Nursing is a lifelong career with excellent progression opportunities in clinical management, education, research and clinical specialisms and many and varied career paths ranging from ward manager, community nurse, nurse director and academic.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have: a lower second-class honours degree or above in any subject; an awareness of health or health-related care issues; GSCE?s (or accepted equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language with a minimum of a grade 4 pass (C or above).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have GCSE English Language grade C or IELTS score 7 with 7 in each component is required. They must include evidence of their IELTS score, or the date they will be completing the test, on their application.