University of the West of Scotland
Adult Nursing with Registration MSc (PG)
University of the West of Scotland

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our exciting, innovative two year pre-registration Adult Nursing course is the first of its kind in Scotland that is underpinned by Masters' level education. This will enable you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for roles in areas such as

management leadership consultancy educational research

Our course will also prepare you for professional registration, with key components including the delivery of:

person-centred care compassionate care values-based care patient safety agenda professional legal and ethical issues

Our MSc Adult Nursing course has three parts containing a mixture of theory and practice core modules. There are three 20 credit modules in Part 1 and 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60 credit theory/practice dissertation module. A recognised innovative feature of our course is the approach of clinical simulation used for skills demonstration, practice, and development throughout the course which allows you to practise skills in a safe, realistic environment. Our ongoing assessment strategy aims to support learning and has been designed to assess your knowledge of nursing at SCQF Level 11. The strategy also ensures that the professional requirements for competency to enter the NMC professional register are achieved.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have: 1)possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject 2)provide a personal/employer reference 3)provide an academic reference and formal university transcript 4)undertake successful personal interview, health screening and Protection of Vulnerable Groups screening

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Tuition Fees Adult Nursing with Registration MSc (PG)

Scotland £5500 year 1
England UK £5500 year 1
Wales £5500 year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 year 1
International £10600 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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

Application deadline:

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)

University Rankings

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About University of the West of Scotland

Located in the Scottish town of Paisley, we find the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). This institution also owns and operates three other secondary campuses in Ayr, Blantyre and Dumfries. Paisley campus is attended by a medium-sized student population of roughly 10,000 and provides the opportunity to study a selection of programmes related to Nursing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, and Computing.

Where is this programme taught

Lanarkshire Campus
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