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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    Part-time: 1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    12 October 2017

Course content

The Nursing MSc course is a part-time programme designed for qualified nurses wishing to obtain a master’s award having completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration as an Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nurse previously.  

Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 3rd in the world (2017 QS World University Rankings).
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • Located in the heart of London, across three of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in South London.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world


The Clinical Nursing MSc programme is a study pathway that allows you to apply the learning and skills you acquire in the taught components of your PGDip programme to conduct a research project and write a dissertation of around 15,000 – 18,000 words. There are three project options are available for study: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, or a systematic review.

The pathway is made up of one 60-credit module, which you will complete in one year. A designated supervisor will support your project work throughout the course.


Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work. 


The majority of learning for this degree takes place across the four King’s College London campuses, including three Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, St Thomas’ and Guy’s) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London. 

Course purpose

The MSc Nursing has been designed for nurses who have completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration and who wish to obtain a Master's award.

Course format and assessment

You will be assessed in the in the form of a dissertation.

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Career destinations

Registered Nurse positions in a range of leading NHS Trusts and with other health care providers.

Visit the Nursing - MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!






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