Nursing Studies (Top Up) MSc
Sheffield Hallam University
Key Course Facts
Top up your postgraduate diploma to a full masters degree
Study part-time, with flexible start dates and distance learning options, perfect for practising nurses
Develop academically with research-based study, and contribute to the development of practice
Benefit from workshops, electronic resources and regular meetings with academic supervisors
This course is aimed at registered nurses who wish to specialise and enhance their skills. You'll undertake a rigorous academic programme including an independently researched dissertation project, and top up your existing postgraduate diploma to masters level.
How you learn You plan and undertake a challenging 15,000 word study on a subject of your choice, within a framework of independent learning and research. To do this, you'll have access to a wealth of facilities, both electronic and on-campus, as well as the support of academic tutors and workshop sessions. There are no timetabled study days: you can visit campus, meet your tutor and attend workshops at your convenience.
You learn through:
regular meetings with academic tutors
virtual learning facilities
Applied learning Live projects
The course involves you completing a 15,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a subject of your choice, within a framework of independent learning and research. This might be primary research, a systematic/critical literature review or service development.
Initially, you submit a proposal for academic approval. This rigorous formality ensures that your work meets all the criteria for a dissertation. Once approved, you can begin your dissertation and have up to three years to complete it.
Before you can start the dissertation, you need to have completed a postgraduate level research module. If you have not previously studied one, you can take our research methods for practice module (15 credits) and a 45 credit dissertation (12,000 word dissertation).
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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You must hold a degree in any subject and a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing from a pre-registration course along with a registered (NMC) nurse status. You normally progress directly to the 60 credit dissertation, but we will advise you if you need to take a research methods module prior to the dissertation. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Sheffield Hallam University
Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Nursing (Adult) with NMC registration MSc||University of Derby||-||-||-||£9250||£14700||-||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons)||University of Worcester||22%||0%||25%||£9250||£13100||124||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)||University of East Anglia||63%||0%||10%||£9250 £9250||£17100 £18000||125||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Children's) with Foundation Year BN (Hons)||University of Keele||92%||0%||5%||£9250||£19800||131||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) MSc||Sheffield Hallam University||92%||0%||5%||£9250||£33790||131||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)||Middlesex University||75%||0%||3%||£9250||£14000||115||London||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Children) BSc (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||74%||0%||0%||£92650||£26500||148||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||50%||0%||5%||£9250||£24000||135||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing (September) BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||68%||0%||9%||£9250||£12000||131||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||92%||0%||5%||£9250||£24000||133||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|