Nursing (Pre-Registration) Child MSc (PG)
University of Huddersfield
Key Course Facts
PLEASE NOTE - To apply for the January 2023 intake of this course, please select ‘deferred entry start date’ in Apply 2022
This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course helps you to develop the skills required, in order to become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate child nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment. This includes developing the vital skills required to care for children, young people and their families whatever their circumstances, including those with acute illness, long-term conditions or those who need help to maintain their health.
The course will assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential as a child nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, and leadership, management and team working. The course also teaches you how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including adult, learning disability and mental health.
This challenging and intensive course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice, where you will undertake placements in a range of settings. The course consists of three stages, each comprising of a number of compulsory modules, where you will have the opportunity to study alongside students from the other fields of nursing.
You will be taught by Lecturers who are committed and passionate, as well as supervisors and assessors who are research active and have extensive and varied experience in child nursing.
Teaching takes place in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning environments, including a fully equipped simulated children’s ward, in which you will learn in a safe environment.
Student support will be given from personal tutors and year leaders, as well as academic learning support and experienced practice supervisors and assessors.
If you are passionate about children and young people, and have the patience, good humour and people skills to care for children, young people and their families, then this course maybe ideal for you.
Professional links and accreditation: This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC - http://www.nmc.org.uk/).
Whilst studying this course you are currently not required to register as a member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), however you must follow their codes of conduct.
NHS Funding: Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website (https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund).
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
You must have the following: * An Honours degree (2:2 or above) and work experience relevant to the programme to be followed. Applicants with an Honours degree and considerable relevant experience may also be considered if they can demonstrate their ability to study at Masters level. * Completed 12 years of general education. * GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent. * If successful at interview, applicants are required to successfully demonstrate that they have completed 550 hours of theory through studying/reading and 325 hours of practice before they start the course using a Pre-Entry Portfolio. A broad range of experience can be used for this including observations and reading. Your experience and learning may have occurred outside a typical 'practice' area but may still be applicable, for example you may have worked in a public-facing professional role in which you have demonstrated values relating to the professional standards that registered nurses must uphold (Nursing & Midwifery Council 2018). If you hold any other qualifications which are not listed, please contact us before applying for this course. Offers will be subject to an interview, an Occupational Health assessment and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), occupational health clearances and RPL (NMC) evidence prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. In addition to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl) required for entry to the course, you may also be eligible to gain recognition for your prior learning towards the academic credit on this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through recognition of prior learning. Please note: there are a limited number of places on the course and the demand is generally high, therefore we may not interview all applicants who meet the required entry criteria due to this competitive process.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Tuition Fees Nursing (Pre-Registration) Child MSc (PG)
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/
Please email the Student Finance Office [email protected] or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on:
The Governments website -
and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions -
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.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Nursing Studies (Child) BSc||Glasgow Caledonian University||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£12250||183||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing Practice BSc (Hons)||University of Sunderland||57%||0%||6%||£9250||£13000||140||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies BNurs (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||92%||0%||5%||£9250||£30400||199||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||University of Suffolk||56%||0%||6%||£9250||£17768||129||Ipswich||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Practice (Child) (September Entry Stafford) BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||78%||0%||10%||£9250||£18000||135||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies Hons (Adult) BSc (Hons)||Glasgow Caledonian University||57%||0%||5%||£9250||£12250||173||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||71%||0%||7%||£9250||£24000||158||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons)||The University of York||40%||0%||5%||£9250||£24000||146||York||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies Hons (Child) BSc (Hons)||Glasgow Caledonian University||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£12250||183||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Child Nursing (January) BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||65%||0%||8%||£9250||£12000||136||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|