Advancing nursing knowledge, skills and attributes are essential to underpin professional practice. The MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice provides registered nurses with an educational platform for career development by undertaking focused study on advancing their clinical knowledge, skills and attributes within specific areas of practice.
This programme recognises the ever-changing complexity of care and offers a range of flexible and elective study options, which are educationally responsive to changing direction of UK policy.
Contributing staff on the MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice programme are active in leading research and policy development in collaboration with groups such as; Health Protection Scotland; The Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Institute; The UK Stroke Self-management Network, Association of Advanced Practice Educators (AAPEUK).
The programme will give you the skills and experience you need to develop your career and to act as a leader and innovator in the field of advanced nursing. This academic award will enhance your employability for opportunities in a number of roles, including advanced nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, nurse educators and researchers.
Within the programme, there are four possible optional study pathways for you to choose from: Advancing Clinical Nursing Practice; Applied Public Health in a Global Context; Flexible Pathway: selection across range of modules on offer.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
|Award||Mode of study||Duration||Start date||Location|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||16 Sep 2019||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||20 Jan 2020||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||16 Sep 2019||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||20 Jan 2020||GCU Glasgow||Enquire Apply|
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Typical entry requirements
UK honours degree 2:2 or equivalent. Must be a registered nurse.
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2019/20
Part-time and distance learning tuition fees
Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.