Nursing Studies Adult (Pre-registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

This exciting and innovative MSc route offers graduates from any background the opportunity to transfer their graduate skills and harness them in becoming a nurse. Recognising the changing context of healthcare, and the profile of nurses needed, the MSc Pre-Registration Nursing Studies (adult) course aims to equip graduates with advanced critical thinking skills, as well as the practical skills and competencies needed to deliver compassionate, competent, person-centred, effective, safe and high-quality healthcare MSc graduates will be expected to make a significant contribution to ‘improving lives’ at an individual, community and global level. While working in partnership with health and social care professionals to meet the needs of patients, clients and service users, they will also contribute to public health outcomes through education and health improvement interventions. The course benefits from a strong emphasis on interprofessional education whereby students are able to learn with and from other health and social care professionals. The MSc also offers a unique opportunity for graduates to progress academically to master's level while gaining registration in the United Kingdom as an adult nurse. Graduate opportunities include employment in a diverse range of healthcare settings within the UK and internationally.


To prepare students for their future role they will engage and become active participants within the learning process, learning collaboratively and individually. This will include the use of the virtual learning environment and the state-of-the-art interprofessional simulation suite where student nurses will develop the skills to prepare them for the variety of clinical learning experiences they will encounter throughout their programme. Module list The Art and Science of Nursing; Developing Nursing Skills; Practice Learning Experience Part 1 (MSc); Interprofessional Working: Context, Organisations and Practice; Promoting Values-based Nursing in Contemporary Practice; Person-centred Adult Nursing; Global Health; Enhancing Nursing Skills; Practice Learning Experience Part 2 (MSc); Leading and Managing Complex Care in Adult Nursing; Dissertation; Practice Learning Experience Part 3 (MSc).

Assessment method

Assessment is viewed as an integral and core element of the learning process. Students are encouraged to discuss, interpret, analyse and evaluate information at a depth appropriate for their academic level, and in doing so, become active, self‐directed participants in the educational process. Assessment strategies include care studies, essays, patchwork assessments, reflective portfolios, OSCAs and OSCEs, examinations, seminars, presentations, debates, vivas, projects and dissertations.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a non-adult nursing discipline. English and Maths at Standard grade, GCSE, National 5 (or equivalent). Two satisfactory references (one of which should be academic). Evidence of recent assessed study or relevant CPD activities within the last five years. Evidence of digital literacy. If successful, you will be shortlisted and invited for an interview. We have a very limited number of places available on this course for students from outside of the European Union. These places fill up very quickly and we are unable to process applications more than 12 months in advance. If you would like to enquire as to whether places are available before making your application, please use the Enquire option above. English language requirements Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold an academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in the other three components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7623 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7623 Year 1
EU £19300 Year 1
International £19300 Year 1
England £7623 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7623 Year 1
Wales £7623 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the fee mentioned above is per year and not for the duration of the course. Fees are subject to change and for guidance only.
Nursing Studies Adult (Pre-registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS