Queen's University Belfast

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Queen’s University Belfast

Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing) (Taught)

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Course summary

This taught Masters programme nurtures talented and innovative professional practitioners, placing practice at the forefront. The programme is delivered through ten specialist pathways, enabling students from different professional backgrounds to review and update their practice and benefit from shared learning and then contribute to improving the quality and effectiveness of health and social care provision globally. This programme produces exceptional practitioners who have: • Skills necessary to promote and enhance innovative and emerging practice • Intellectual and transferable skills necessary in positions of leadership • Skills enabling the review and application of contemporary evidence to practice The programme and pathways will appeal to practitioners working in a wide range of practice areas who are committed to their own personal and professional development. Graduates of this programme move into senior practice roles, management and leadership positions, or progress onto a career in research or education. The specialist pathways are: MSc (Critical and Acute Care) MSc (Cancer Nursing: Supportive and Palliative Care) MSc (Leadership and Management) MSc (Mental Health Care) MSc (Care of Older People) MSc (Midwifery Care) MSc (Care of Children & Young People) MSc (Intellectual Disabilities) MSc (Practice Education) MSc (Maternal and Family Health) Admission to a specialist pathway may require applicants to have current or recent practice experience in the related area. The Programme Co-ordinator will provide individual advice on module choices at enrolment. The programme is offered on a full-time or part time basis and combines face-to-face teaching with online delivery. Those taking the programme on a full-time basis may be eligible to do so incorporating a Clinical Practicum by the agreement with the Programme Co-ordinator.


For more information please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/advanced-professional-practice-msc

How to apply

International applicants

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

Entry requirements

*CLOSING DATE FOR JANUARY 2025 INTAKE IS 21st NOVEMBER 2024 at 12pm* Applicants must have a professional qualification in Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health and Social Care Services. They shall normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) plus level 7 Post Graduate study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students can elect to join a pathway or remain on the general Master’s programme. Admission to a specialist pathway often requires students to be working or have experience in a related area and may be dependent on viable numbers. Further details on the pathways and any professional prerequisites are available under Course Content on the course webpage here Advanced Professional Practice (MSc) | Courses | Queen's University Belfast (qub.ac.uk) Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the Programme Co-ordinator for advice.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For tuition fee information relating to this course please see the University's Postgraduate Tuition Fee website - http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees

Sponsorship information

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/

Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing) at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS