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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Part time over two to three years, exact days and times depend on modules chosen

  • Course Type


Course content

This innovative programme is suitable for any degree level practising nurse who wishes to follow a flexible modular pathway towards a masters degree or postgraduate diploma. It is particularly suited to nurses who wish to follow a clinical modular pathway to develop advanced practice. This course is only available to nurses registered in their country of practice (whether UK or otherwise).


- Individualised masters degree study pathway based on pre-accreditation and tailored to personal, current and future learning and development needs
- It is possible to accredit prior learning APL/APEL
- Work-based learning module options are available for core modules .


- Allows you to plan an individualised pathway of postgraduate study designed to meet previously identified nursing related professional and service development objectives
- Enables you to demonstrate mastery in nursing related skills and knowledge in order to contribute to enhanced professional nursing practice and service development
- Facilities your acquisition of critical understanding and utilisation of advanced research skills and knowledge in order to conduct nursing related research.


Following completion of the MSc, you will have the opportunity to progress to PhD/DProf programmes offered by the University. You are likely to have enhanced career prospects if, on completion of the programme, you are able to demonstrate that you have met the required professional competencies for advanced practice roles as well as having a postgraduate qualification.


- The Postgraduate Diploma consists of 120 credits, and includes a core module of 30 credits, and 90 credits of optional modules to complete the programme.

- The MSc consists of 180 credits including two core modules of 90 credits and 90 credits of optional modules to complete the programme.

Core modules

- Students undertaking this programme have to successfully complete two core modules, research methods; either IPL 4001 - Social research methods (30 credits) or WBS 4630 Advanced Practitioner Enquiry (30 credits). For the award of the masters degree, a dissertation, either IPL 4095 MSc Dissertation (60 credits) or WBS 4760 Work Based Learning Project module (60 credits).

Optional modules

- Please contact the Programme Leader, Alison Harris, prior to selecting your optional modules. A list of the modules that may be available can be found on our CPD health webpages.

Visit the Nursing Studies MSc page on the Middlesex University website for more details!




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