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Nursing Studies (Adult) Pre-registration MSc

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    106 weeks

Course summary

Course overview:

As an adult nurse you are an important member of a multi-professional team, working in partnership with families and carers of those experiencing acute and long-term physical illness and/or disabilities. You are in a unique and privileged position and play a key role in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the wide-ranging care needs of vulnerable people and their families. This requires hard work, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.

If you are a motivated graduate with healthcare experience, this course gives you an exciting opportunity to work towards professional registration within two years, and prepares you for a fulfilling and successful career in adult nursing.

Pre-registration nursing courses are typically three years, so in order to join this two-year master's degree, you need to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You must produce a portfolio of evidence which confirms that you have a minimum of 500 hours of appropriate healthcare experience, either paid or voluntary. Further details about RPL, including guidance on the development of your portfolio, is sent to you upon successful completion of an interview. During the course you develop the essential knowledge and nursing skills required to care for people and their families in a variety of diverse settings, including hospital and community care. During these placements you participate in shift work, including weekends and is innovative course prepares you to become a confident and competent skilled practitioner, capable of leading and managing the care of people and their families.

How you are assessed:

A variety of assessment methods consider different learning styles including written assignments, presentations and timed exams. The assessments help you develop the transferable skills sought by managers within the NHS such as delivering presentations, developing a business case, designing and defending posters, and action plans, being able to engage in personal reflection and write for publication.

Essential proficiencies must be met for this course, they include:

  • numerical calculations in relation to drug administration
  • physical and manual dexterity to undertake clinical skills
  • observational and auditory ability are needed to carry out holistic practical examinations and emergency care
  • accurate interpretation of assessment data and written records, such as drug prescription charts and treatment plans, to inform clinical decision making
  • keeping accurate and legible records.

Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Career opportunities

A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise. You have the opportunity to explore future career and academic development opportunities, including becoming an NMC professional registrant, plus possible progression to becoming a non-medical prescriber, an advanced practitioner, alumni member or graduate researcher. Progression to doctoral studies may also be considered on completion of the course.

The current employability rate is excellent for nursing graduates. To gain a higher grade and leadership posts within the nursing profession, registrants are required to be qualified to master’s level. This course therefore enables you to be future ready and highly employable. Completion of the course positions you and may inspire you to pursue an accelerated career pathway towards becoming a future leader, clinical expert or researcher within the nursing profession.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 72 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    57th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    23rd

    4

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