University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

MSci Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Leadership

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Course summary

This programme is a holistic learning experience, enabling students to become emotionally resilient and transformational Registered Nurses of the future. This is a full-time 4 -year course which enables applicants, who do not have a prior degree, to achieve a Masters level award alongside NMC registration in their chosen field of practice. We have a strong record in providing high-quality and innovative nurse education to help you understand the demands and rewards of the role. Students will complete a range of modules to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills for safe effective nursing practice. Students will also develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding about their chosen field of practice and recognise the principles of nursing across all fields and across the lifespan. During year 4, students will develop their leadership skills to support future career progression. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE APPROVED BY THE NMC: All of our Nursing programmes are approved against the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses. This means upon successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE: A compulsory part of the course is practical learning, where students must complete a range of placements to meet the minimum hours requirement for practice learning and to support the application of theory to practice. Throughout, you'll benefit from the support of Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors who will help you get as much out of the experience as possible. EXPERTISE TO INSPIRE YOU: You'll be supported by enthusiastic and dedicated academic staff who are immersed in their areas of practice and committed to supporting you at every stage of your studies. All academic staff are current NMC registered professionals with some continuing to work in clinical practice alongside their teaching role. The team includes renowned professionals whose work features regularly in leading journals and books and who help shape national policies. This course is mapped against the NMC standards to ensure that your learning is up to date and relevant. In delivering the programme, we respond to national changes such as the latest government policies. FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY LEARNING: Our facilities include clinical skills suites built to professional standards, with replica wards, counselling rooms and treatment rooms fully equipped with the latest resources. As health care is increasingly delivered by multi-professional teams, we offer opportunities for you to learn with, and from, students from other disciplines to prepare you for flexible working and achieve the best outcomes for patients and service users. HOW YOU’LL LEARN You will be taught by qualified health professionals with extensive experience of nursing and leadership roles. Research is an integral part of our work and we make key contributions to the University’s Health and Social Care Research Centre. There may even be opportunities for you to work alongside our researchers to gain an insight into the value of research. Assessments are aligned to module learning outcomes and support students to build academic skill and professional development. YOUR CAREER On completion of the programme, students are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You may choose to work in hospitals, community services, primary care services, mental health services, children’s services, learning disability services, general practice, and private, voluntary, and independent services across the NHS or other health and care organisations. Graduates may wish to return to academic study, further developing their skills and knowledge to undertake a range of specialist or advanced roles.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
B704
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MSci Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Leadership at University of Derby - UCAS