MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice

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).

Graduate prospects

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.

Study Options

  • 2018/19

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
16 Months
21 Jan 2019
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
21 Jan 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 16 Months 21 Jan 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 - 3 Years 21 Jan 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
1 Year
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
20 Jan 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
20 Jan 2020
GCU Glasgow
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.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Additional Information

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.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the Academic English course.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £5500
RUK: £5500
EU: £5500
International: £12980

Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis.

View part-time and distance learning fees for 2019/20.

Tuition fees 2018/19

Home: £5500
RUK: £5500
EU: £5500
International: £12600

View part-time and distance learning fees 2018/19.

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.

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Scholarships

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.

View our Postgraduate scholarships.

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.

Find out more about international life at GCU.