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Course summary

Our four year dual field course offers the opportunity for students to be recognised in two of the three fields of nursing we offer while achieving an undergraduate master’s degree. As well as preparing students for a clinical role, in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally, the course is an excellent choice for those considering a career in research and nurse education, that is to say, it is a challenging option for those looking for a fast tracked career. The MNurs course is an integrated masters programme with the BSc (Hons) Nursing course.

  • Ignite your passion for life-long learning with our evidence-informed modules, on a course designed to meet a diverse range of nursing career pathways.
  • Experience nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings whilst learning collaboratively within dynamic healthcare teams.
  • Enhance and develop your nursing skills in the safe environment of the clinical skills simulation ward, under the supervision of nurse lecturers and clinical demonstrators.
  • From 2023, students in Plymouth can train and practice their professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place.
  • Learn from experienced doctors and professors in their field.
In addition, a key feature of the MNurs course will be the dedicated master’s level seminar and tutorial support time that students will experience which is built around critical reflexivity (thinking deeply about the impact of our assumptions, values, and actions on others). The course cumulates in a 40 credit systematic review module that prepares students to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in two fields of nursing practice.


In your first year, gain an understanding of human development, key body systems and their relationship to nursing care. Effective therapeutic interpersonal skills are nurtured within the theory and two practice components. Discover the importance of assessing, planning, providing and evaluating health and wellbeing in a broad range of contexts. Develop the values, knowledge and skills to meet the standards of proficiency for the first NMC progression point. In your second year, develop your knowledge of the application of research-based evidence to professional practice. Study the pathophysiological processes involved in commonly encountered health conditions to support nursing interventions. Become a knowledgeable practitioner with an understanding of pharmacology and safe practice in the management of medicines. Develop the values, knowledge and skills to meet the standards of proficiency for the second NMC progression point. In your third year, critically explore the concepts of management, leadership and working in teams. Extend your knowledge around critical appraisal and the importance of research evidence to professional practice. Develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing in the specific context of your first specialist field of practice. Develop your competence in nursing practice in simulated and real-world environments and build upon and develop your values, knowledge and skills. In your final year, gain a systematic understanding of nursing linked with the completion of a systematic review. Continue to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of nursing in the specific context of your second specialist field of practice. Develop your competence in nursing practice in simulated and real-world environments. Build on and develop the values, knowledge and skills to meet the standards of proficiency for the final NMC progression point. Demonstrate your ability to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in your fields of nursing practice. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C / 4 or above to include Mathematics, English and Science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Consideration may be given to Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics in place of GCSE Maths. In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required. Ideally this should be at level 3 study however the academic admissions team will assess on a case by case basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7With 6.5 in all elements.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

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Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

The Government is issuing Nursing students on courses from 2020 a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not have to pay back. A further £3,000 of funding a year is available for eligible students. Find out more about the bursary at

Nursing (Adult Health and Child Health) at University of Plymouth - UCAS