London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) team at London South Bank University (LSBU) has a long history of delivering high-quality ANP education, initially with the first ANP programme in the UK based at the RCN Institute, London and subsequently at LSBU. LSBU has provided ANP education at both degree and masters level in the past. However developments in policy related to advance nursing practice have increasingly emphasised the need for master?s level education to inform and underpin nursing activities at an advanced level. Graduates would be required to enroll to undertake this MSc top-up within two years of completing the PgDip ANP. Those choosing to progress to the MSc ANP award have six years overall to complete this award from point of registration. To date we have prepared over 1,000 ANPs who have gone on to enjoy excellent employment opportunities. For example our graduates are now making a positive impact on service delivery and patient care in general practices, walk-in centres, urgent care centres, minor injury units,A&E departments, refugee/asylum seekers/homeless projects, elderly care facilities, 'out of hours' developments, rapid response services, prison services, intermediate care teams, generalist and specialist acute services, critical-care and ITU, outreach initiatives that cross traditional healthcare boundaries, and innovative community-based services. Some are now lead nurses within social enterprises, partners in general practices, nurse representatives on commissioning boards, community matrons and nurse consultants.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
MSc £2,898 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
MSc £2,898 European Fees
1 year
Part Time
MSc £4,375 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: In order to be eligible to enter this programme and progress to completion of the award, applicants will be required to demonstrate the following: Successful completion of the PgDip Advanced Nurse Practitioner at London South Bank University; Current nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.