Master Specialist Nursing Practice

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  • Objectives
    This programme enables Nurses to specialise in a specific area of practice and advance their knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical nursing practice It will help Nurses apply critical reflection and theory to their practice and advance practice as a result of study and research A partnership exists between academic staff within the University and clinical staff within the employing NHS Trust to deliver and assess the course You will be supported throughout the course by a team with extensive experience in running postgraduate nursing courses.
  • Entry requirements
    A professional qualification in nursing and current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) Currently involved in clinical practice
  • Academic title
    MSc/PGDip/PGCert Specialist Nursing Practice
  • Course description
    Career opportunities

    The completion of the MSc Specialist Nursing Practice will enable you to specialise in a specific area of practice and pioneer a new role. There will be opportunities for career progression to more senior posts within the NHS.


    Students will be supported to learn independently at an advanced level. Negotiation of teaching and learning strategies is a strong theme of the course. The course aims to foster critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the varying philosophical and research bases for nursing. Students will have access to all the University's resources including the Managed Learning Environment and the programme leader will be available to provide feedback on progress. Students studying this programme can expect to study a range of modules including:

    -Innovation, Leadership and Advancing Quality in Clinical Practice (15 credits)
    -Research Designs (30 credits)
    -Professional Education in Practice (15 credits)
    -Dissertation (60 credits).

    Clinical modules:

    -Developing Specialist Nursing Practice
    -Specialist Nursing Practice.

    Optional module:

    -Students may choose an optional module from a range of multiprofessional modules available within the Faculty.


    A variety of teaching methods are used to deliver the course including lectures, seminars, small group discussions, clinical practice, debates, on-line learning, academic supervision, reflection, problem solving and independent study. The assessment includes essays, learning contracts, reports, assessed seminars and a dissertation.

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