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Overview

This course has been designed for registered nurses from all specialties.

It will offer you a supportive, international learning environment where you will learn alongside nurses at various stages of their careers. Welcoming students from both the UK and overseas, this course will provide you with an excellent grounding in the UK’s four 'Pillars of Practice: clinical practice, facilitation of learning, leadership and evidence, research and development. 

This full-time, 12-month course is based at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, which is a research-active school. Not only do our staff utilise contemporary nursing research, our staff and our students are generating research findings which are shaping current and future healthcare for individuals, families and communities.

Through learning with nurses from other countries and other specialties, you will develop your awareness of different cultural approaches and ways of working. In addition, there will be some opportunities to undertake a workplace experience in an NHS, research or educational setting, enabling you to gain first-hand insights into how healthcare is provided in the UK

The course is based on the realities of clinical practice and evidence and includes many opportunities for debate and discussion, with fellow nurses, your lecturers, other student groups and topic experts.

The course consists of four modules and a dissertation, which may be based on a workplace experience. During the course, you will critically review your professional practice and use this as a platform for future professional and personal development. You will also learn how to critically appraise and analyse research, evaluate theory relating to leadership and change and demonstrate detailed knowledge, skills and values relating to professional education.

By the end of the course, you will have gained a wide range of generic, transferable skills, flexibility, independence and the confidence to take the next step in your nursing career. You will be able to use your newly-acquired skills to create positive outcomes and to develop and introduce innovative methods of working, providing leadership in your own setting.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Small group session
  • Directed study using MyDundee and independent study time
  • Masterclasses and seminars with invited speakers

In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply for a range of workplace experiences that could form the basis of your dissertation.

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework, including written assessment work, presentations and dissertation
  • Written examinations

What you will study

Exploring Professional Practice: You will critically review your professional practice, using this as the basis for planning your professional and personal development.

Research for Practice: You will develop your knowledge and confidence so you can find, appraise and apply evidence to your nursing practice. This module will also enable you to attain the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse the research process and debate the potential for research to influence practice.

Education for Practice: You will develop your knowledge, skills and values in relation to your professional education, while also developing a critical understanding of educational theories and concepts and how these can be applied in different cultures and contexts.

Leadership & Change: You will develop your leadership skills within the context of your own practice, including developing an understanding of leadership models, change management and applying traditional and recent theories within healthcare settings.

Dissertation: To develop your knowledge and understanding of research, you will undertake an evidence review or a research proposal relating to your area of professional practice or an optional workplace experience.

Careers

This course will develop your skills and expertise in all four areas of the four 'Pillars of Practice', ensuring you become a flexible thinker with highly-transferable skills, giving you opportunities in new areas of nursing, promotion and leadership.

This course will also enhance your career by exposing you to different cultures and the many different contexts of nursing around the world, further enhancing your nursing practice, knowledge, skills and values.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.


Visit the MSc Nursing & Health page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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