Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Adult Nursing MSc

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Course summary

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Our new Master’s degree course in Adult Nursing, with professional registration, is open to applicants with a first-degree or a higher degree. The programme makes use of Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC) provision for prior learning to allow students to complete the academic award and achieve professional registration as a nurse via a two-year postgraduate level course. The NMC’s Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (2018) require programmes leading to registration to be delivered over 4600 hours, with 50% of this theory and 50% practice. The NMC do however permit prior learning, in any subject, to be recognised where this can be mapped against the programme outcomes and requirements. Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the art and science of adult nursing. Communication and interprofessional team working are key in health and social care and you’ll develop a range of interpersonal skills that enable you to work effectively with a wide diversity of clients and within a variety of complex settings. Your placements will see you work in a number of exciting and diverse locations, from NHS hospitals to care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams, giving you the experience you need to grow in both confidence and competence. In addition, the MSc has a focus on research skills and leadership, which meet required practice gaps. You will also be prepared for continued study at PhD level.

Course details

Modules

Applied Health Care Sciences; Clinical Pharmacology and Medicines Management; Foundations of Nursing; Meeting Acute and Long Term Health Challenges; Making Improvements of Safety and Quality of Care; Principles of Enquiry and Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care; Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills; Team Working for Service Improvement; Making Change Through Clinical Leadership Management; Critical Health Care Sciences; Advanced Therapeutic Communications and Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice; Critical Analysis of Caring for People with Complex Health Care Needs; Advanced Principles of Enquiry and Evidence-Based Practice in Health & Social Care; Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB742
Institution code B50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject.

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Interview

Portfolio

You’ll need to demonstrate that you have relevant experience and learning prior to entering the course via a portfolio of evidence. A template for this portfolio is available in our course website and will also be sent to you once you've been interviewed for the course. Your portfolio will include demonstrating you have undertaken 720 hours of practice experience in a health or care environment to show you have good skills, knowledge and understanding of the profession, ideally this will be paid experience. Your practice experience must be within two years of commencement of the course. For example, if the course starts in September 2021, your experience should have been gained after September 2019. Offers are conditional on completing 720 house of practice on entry.This experience needs to be completed before you start the course, and is equivalent to 4-5 months of full-time work but may be achieved through part-time work over a longer period. It may be possible for some applicants to gain the required experiences in a voluntary capacity. Personal/family caring responsibilities will not be considered.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees for EU students for September 2021 entry are subject to confirmation in response to changes in government policy.
Adult Nursing MSc at Bournemouth University - UCAS