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About the course

Build on your experience, knowledge, and skills of nursing and take your career to the next level. Develop understanding of health needs that directly relate to the NHS and other employers. Gain a wider perspective of healthcare and a valuable network of contacts with a range of health professionals.


This Masters course builds on the knowledge, skills and experience you have already gained from an undergraduate degree in nursing. Nursing is increasingly a profession where higher qualifications are required for promotion, so a Masters qualification can help you take on roles like nurse team manager and nurse consultant.

This will allow you to continue your professional development and make a bigger contribution to people’s health and wellbeing.

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Entry Requirements

We require applicants to hold an honours degree in nursing.

If English is not your first language, you will need a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each band. After 6 April 2015 you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website. If you took your IELTS exam before 6 April 2015 this does not apply, and your qualification is still valid regardless of which test centre you used.

Where is University of Sunderland


Student Profile(s)

Lu Ai Yen

MSc Nursing student Lu Ai Yen from Malaysia believes studying at the University of Sunderland was the best choice she’s ever made and credits the tremendously supportive staff and rich resources with inspiring her to consider continuing her studies with a PhD.

"Nursing has always been my passion and studying Nursing at the University of Sunderland has been the best choice I have ever made. I come from a small town in Malaysia and always dreamt of coming to a prestigious overseas university to further my studies. I can't believe that I'm living my dreams; studying my dream course in one of the top universities in the UK.

Not only that, I have also been blessed with wonderful lecturers who have been tremendously supportive to me throughout the course. Nursing is a challenging course, but with the guidance of my lecturers, helpful staff and the rich resources provided, not only did I overcome the barriers, my enthusiasm towards the course increases day by day. I am enjoying the course so much that I'm considering continuing my PhD here."


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