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Nursing Studies (MScR)


Course Description

Research profile

MSc by Research in Nursing Studies offers research training including taught courses and a dissertation. It may be taken as a stand-alone degree or as an element in progression to PhD studies.

Students pursuing this degree are part of the larger community of postgraduate research students in Nursing Studies and in the School of Health in Social Science.

Distinctive features of the degree include:

integration of discipline-specific and generic social-science research training
opportunities for shared learning with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds
participation in the research culture in Nursing Studies and the School of Health in Social Science
potential for progression to PhD studies
individual supervision
choice and flexibility of courses

Programme structure

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, practical training in data collection and analysis, and independent study. Some learning may be web-based.

Learning outcomes

Students who follow this programme should:

-have practical competence in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods
-understand the epistemological basis and implication of different approaches to research
-be able to present a reasoned argument linking problem, theory and method in a research proposal

Visit the Nursing Studies (MScR) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in Nursing Studies or related area. Other evidence of ability to undertake the work of the degree may also be considered.

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