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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

Improve your knowledge and skills to become an expert practitioner on our MSc Nursing Studies degree. During this part-time master’s top-up award you'll gain the skills to appraise and challenge current practice. You’ll develop and lead evidence-based provision services that meets the needs of a modern health and social care service.

If you completed your PG Diploma with us, this master’s course gives you a chance to top up to a master's degree by studying one of the following:

MSc Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration) adult, child or mental health pathways.
MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

The course is entirely dissertation-based so you’ll get to focus on a single piece of work.

You’ll graduate with improved career options and will get the chance to move into leadership roles or continue your studies at PhD level.


This MSc in Nursing Studies will improve your employability and give you the skills for a range of specialist roles.

When you graduate, you could become a:

  • nursing team manager
  • researcher on a doctoral programme
  • lecturer or teacher

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    148 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%



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