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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

In its career progression tips, the Royal College of Nursing emphasises the value of Nursing MSc degrees and the importance of building your professional network.

The 100% online MSc Nursing Studies from the University of Sunderland has been designed to equip ambitious healthcare practitioners in the UK and across the world with the knowledge, skills and network to succeed in senior Nursing, midwifery and healthcare roles and to advance to higher pay bands, or develop greater depth and understanding within their current roles and scope of practice.

This is a Masters degree that builds on your current experience to further develop your knowledge, skills and capacity in the four pillars of advanced practice (as defined by Health Education England) – education, research, clinical practice and leadership – through a combination of studying key theories, approaches and the available evidence base, using case based analysis and critical appraisal skills.

The content of the course is aligned to the four pillars of advanced practice outlined by Health Education England (HEE) and the multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice In England.


Studying for the MSc Nursing Studies, you will learn how to critically evaluate current research and advance scholarship that is specifically related to Nursing and healthcare, including teaching and learning, leadership and service or practice development and improvement.

This Masters course allows you to specialise in a field of interest and develops your skills of self-direction, problem solving, decision making and originality in complex and unpredictable situations. You will learn how to autonomously plan and implement tasks and continue to advance your knowledge and understanding of advanced Nursing and innovation in healthcare, developing new skills to a high level.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 7,200overall cost

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

University information

University of Sunderland

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  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    131 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


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