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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please refer to our website for course fees website

  • Last Updated

    26 July 2017

Course content

This Masters in Advanced Nursing Science is designed for the growing number of graduate nurses wishing to work in clinical leadership or extended roles in clinical practice as nurse practitioners or consultant nurses.

Why this programme

Ranked 1st in UK for Nursing

● Whilst studying Medical Science, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, develop transferable skills and the ability to lead and innovate in the advanced practice in healthcare sector.

● The Healthcare degree reflects the need for tomorrow’s health care professional to be involved in lifelong learning whilst being adaptive to the dynamic care environment and supporting quality care delivery.

● Close involvement of NHS clinical staff in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.

● The themes offered link closely with the pre-registration undergraduate programme offered at the University as well as being developed in conjunction with local clinical need.

Programme structure

This programme will be delivered via lectures, workshops and seminars. The virtual learning environment and video/digital education resources will be used.


• Informing Practice through Evidence Base
• Research Approaches in Health Care
• Applying Research Approaches in Health Care
• Education for Professional Practice
• Leadership in Contemporary Health Care
• Clinical Issues in Stroke Care
• Acute & Critical Care
• Global Health Challenges
• Independent Project

What our students say

These are comments from a former student of our parallel programme, Advanced Practice in Health Care:

"Studying for my MSc at the University of Glasgow was such a positive experience for me both personally and professionally. I knew from the first day of starting the MSc that I had made the right choice to study in the Nursing & Healthcare School, and although I was the only physiotherapist on the course I was made to feel part of the school immediately and this continued throughout the two years. The course allowed me time to learn and engage with my fellow health professionals, gaining insight and a different perspective into their nursing practices and knowledge which I would not have been able to do in clinical practice. Over the two years I realised that research was an area that I thoroughly enjoyed and the MSc harnessed this interest and lead me to apply for a PhD fellowship with Diabetes UK. I successfully gained the Sir George Alberti fellowship and commenced a three year PhD with the support of the Nursing & Healthcare School. As a post graduate research student within the school I have been involved in grant applications, publications and presentations at conferences, I have a far greater awareness, interest and enthusiasm for health research than I ever did in my 10 years as a clinician as a result of this MSc."

Research environment

There is a strong research culture within the Nursing & Health Care School. During the programme you will learn how to write a research proposal and will carry this through to a dissertation project. You will be taught by staff who regularly publish papers and contribute to conferences.

There are opportunites to take your study further by completing a Masters by Research or a PhD. We aim to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research. Research within the school is undertaken with the view to positively influence the quality of health care locally, nationally and internationally.

Career prospects

Virtually all of our graduates in our parallel multiprofessional programme Advanced Practice in Health Care, within 1 year of completion, have gained promotion within their specialism. Many remain in clinical practice and become specialists and advanced practitioners in their chosen fields.

Increasingly our graduates are returning for PhD study, to further embrace the evidence based approaches to clinical care.

Many decide that education is their career destination and return to the department to gain further expertise in a teaching role, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

This programme help to prepare clinicians in many disciplines eg. Physios, for the dynamic nature of care delivery.

Visit the Advanced Nursing Science MSc page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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