Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This is a new four-year integrated master’s degree in adult nursing, with the option to exit with a BSc (Hons) Nursing. The course will prepare you with the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities for a successful and rewarding career in nursing. Nursing demands compassion and skill and this course will fully equip you to give exceptional person-centred care. With this degree course you will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and practise as a nurse. As a nurse, you will be at the forefront of healthcare, meeting a broad range of people who truly need your expertise and empathy. Nurses are involved in promoting health and preventing illness in addition to caring for sick and dying people. This can take place in a variety of environments, which include health centres, homes, residential/care homes and hospitals. A career in nursing can take you into leadership and management, education and research, both at home and overseas. Wherever you choose to specialise in the future, as a nurse you will be an advocate for the people in your care. You will make a difference. This course will prepare you to confidently deliver safe, effective and person-centred nursing care. It will offer you the chance to be part of a community of learners, working collaboratively with lecturers, clinical staff, service users and other students on a transformational journey towards registration. You will actively engage in creative and critical ways of working and learning including approaches such as critical inquiry, reflection, contemplation, simulation and practice learning experiences.

  • Your theoretical learning will be complemented with practice in our Clinical Simulation Suite and in a variety of health and social care settings.
  • Small classes mean you will benefit from individual support from our highly experienced course team.
  • We were ranked top in Scotland and joint top in the UK for student satisfaction in Nursing in the National Student Survey 2019.

Course details


Year One:

  • Exploring Nursing’s Metaparadigm in a Local Context
  • Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 1
  • Exploring Care Environments
  • Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 1
  • Active Learning Communities 1
Year Two:
  • Analysing Nursing’s Metaparadigm in a Global Context
  • Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 2
  • Developing Person-Centred Teams and Cultures
  • Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 2
  • Active Learning Communities 2
Year Three:
  • Applying Nursing’s Metaparadigm in Person-Centred Contexts
  • Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 3
  • Developing as a Person-Centred Facilitator and Leader
  • Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 4
Plus....BSc (Hons) route: Active Learning Communities 3(Non-Assessed) OR MNurse route: Active Learning Communities 3/ Research Skills for Person-centred Practice Year Four: BSc (Hons) route:
  • Integrated Person-centred Nursing Practice for Human Flourishing
  • Dissertation/Workplace Project
  • Person-centred Assessment Skills
MNurse route:
  • Integrated Person-centred Nursing Practice for Human Flourishing
  • Master’s Research Dissertation/Project
  • Advancing Person-centred Practice
The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (April 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022.

Assessment method

Our aim in developing our new nursing course was to use a range of creative ways of teaching and learning to promote self-development and the skills for interacting with others. You will also be facilitated to learn in lectures, seminars, practical laboratories and have practice learning experiences. Outside of timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. We also aim to include creative ways of assessment which may involve student choice. Assessments will include practical and written exams, assignments and group work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of year 1 of Nursing Degree (including evidence of 555 clinical placement hours completed) Level 1 Diploma in Higher Education - Nursing route+ HNC Care and Administrative Practice or Healthcare Practice (with A in graded unit) through West Lothian College or Borders College (including evidence of 555 clinical placement hours completed) International – normally 3 year Nursing Diploma (including evidence of placement hours completed)

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 7.0 and with no individual component less than 7.0.

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Unistats information

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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland: full-time fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
Nursing at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS