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Course summary

The MSc in Children’s Nursing is designed for people who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be achieved by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. You will combine detailed theoretical study with excellent practical, clinical experience across a range of settings to gain a qualification that is highly regarded both professionally and academically. You will learn with expert clinical practitioners and leading researchers, opening up new career opportunities and enabling you to incorporate best practice and research into the care you provide. You will learn through a dynamic mix of direct, interactive and online methods, including:

  • seminars
  • laboratory practicals
  • self-directed study
  • practice experience
  • simulated practice
  • online activities.
Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in a variety of settings including paediatric general medicine and surgery, paediatric / neonatal intensive care, the paediatric emergency department and the community. The MSc in Children’s Nursing prepares you for an enjoyable and rewarding career caring for children, and their families, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have acute and chronic illnesses, suffered injuries, had accidents and/or have a range of healthcare needs. The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population. Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Core Modules

  • Foundations for Evidence Informed Nursing Knowledge and Care Across the Lifecourse (30 credits)
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care (15 credits)
  • Integration of care for people with acute and long term needs across health and social care (30 credits)
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice (15 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing (15 credits)
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice (15 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Across Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Practice 3: Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice (15 credits)
Dissertation (45 credits) This final project will enable you to choose a relevant topic of interest to you and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of this. You will be expected to critically appraise the current body of knowledge on the topic you have chosen, synthesise it and make suggestions for future practice and research.

Assessment method

Assessments include the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Examination
  • Seminar Presentation and Report
  • Care Study
  • Critical Reflection
  • Leadership and Management
  • Dissertation in the form of a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)
- Clinical Practice Assessment – Pass/Fail

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have - a lower second-class honours degree or above in any subject. - an awareness of health or health-related care issues. - GSCE’s (or accepted equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language with a minimum of a grade 4 pass (C or above). You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references may be requested. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Theory Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. As well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process, to ensure that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. English requirements GCSE English Language grade C or IELTS score 7 with 7 in each component is required. Applicants educated outside of an English speaking country, without GCSEs are required to hold: TOEFL iBT: 94 overall with at least 27 in Writing, 24 in reading and Listening and 23 in Speaking sections.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Children's Nursing (Pre-registration) at City, University of London - UCAS