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Learning Disabilities Nursing MSc

Kingston University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course is for is for students that want to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. The course has a strong practical focus and will give you the knowledge, skills and approaches you need to become a registered nurse (learning disability) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course is taught in partnership with St George's, University of London, so you'll get combined expertise, facilities and interprofessional learning. You'll gain hands-on experience in our award-winning simulation suite and develop your skills and confidence in working with people with a learning disability by learning with the famous Baked Bean Theatre Company and other service users. You'll also have the opportunity to be a part of the wider Learning Disability Nursing UK and Eire network and can attend the Positive Choices Conference. This course is designed for a small cohort of students, where you'll benefit from individual learning and support. You will be taught by our dynamic teaching team which includes leading researchers and experts in learning disability nursing from practice and the Department of Health. Our students are highly sought after and receive multiple job offers before their course is complete.

What you will study

This course will share learning with adult, child and mental health nursing students, where you can develop your skills in supporting people with a learning disability across the lifespan. Topics covered include factors affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals in our changing and diverse society, addressing health inequalities and promoting improved health outcomes for people with a learning disability.

Teaching and assessment

We offer a range of innovative and flexible approaches to teaching and learning which includes: classroom based learning; simulated practical exercises; case based learning; clinical placements; self-directed learning; individual and group working; research; and online resources. You will also benefit from the support of a personal tutor, peer group learning and a range of web-based learning materials and online discussion forums.

After you graduate

Once qualified, you will have a range of employment opportunities in leading NHS and independent organisations. Graduates have gained employment in areas such as: Acute or primary care liaison nurses, Community learning disability nurses, Specialist nursing (eg. Epilepsy, behaviours that challenge), Nurse therapists, Senior managers and leaders of the profession and Nurse consultants (learning disability)

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

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  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 72 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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