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International Nursing Studies (MSc)

Course Description

If you’re an overseas nurse and want to expand your experience for the benefit of your current role, our MSc will help you achieve your goals.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-nursing-studies

Our course will enable you to become an increasingly effective practitioner, caring for patients from different backgrounds with complex needs. You will develop the ability to respond flexibility to changing international healthcare needs

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your advanced level nursing education and we also facilitate professional international networks, promoting active learning communities on and off campus. Completing your Master’s degree at Anglia Ruskin will improve your global employability in the healthcare sector.

If you join this course in September 2016, this course will run in Chelmsford
If you join this course in January 2017, it will run in Cambridge

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-nursing-studies


Studying alongside colleagues from around the world will have helped you to understand and work with people from different cultures. You’ll return home with improved career prospects, having gained valuable knowledge, skills and attitudes on the course.

- Links with industry and professional recognition
Our course and facilities have been designed with NHS input and our teaching staff are recognised as committed, enthusiastic and professional by the NMC.

Work Placements

A fantastic opportunity is now available for our MSc International Nursing Studies students. In addition to an excellent academic experience and our state-of-the-art clinical facilities, there’s a chance to practice with our nursing and healthcare teams.

Located in major hospital centres in Essex and Cambridgeshire you will, subject to occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance, engage in a six-week (approximately) nursing practice placement in the second semester of your course. We’re offering our international nursing students, not intending to register in the UK, a rare opportunity to observe and experience UK nursing practice as part of our highly skilled nursing, medical and inter-professional care communities.

You can be certain of a warm welcome from our nursing teams who are keen to share their nursing knowledge, as well as learn from your nursing experience. A uniform is provided and travel expenses (public transport) to your clinical placement are covered as part of your course fee. Please note that travel from our campuses to hospital partners will need to factored into your daily arrangements and will be subject to placement location.

Core modules

Leadership and Management in the Global Context
Research Proposal
Major Project

Optional modules:
Adult Acute Care
Promoting Normal Childbirth
Enhancing Care for the Adult Patient
Advancing Professional Decision Making
Emergency Care

You will choose two optional modules out of the above list. Modules are subject to change.


You’ll be assessed in a number of ways to challenge your creative and critical thinking. Forms of assessment will include written essays, patient assessment and handover, research proposals, systematic literature reviews and poster presentations.

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Visit the International Nursing Studies (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Alumni Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

We’re pleased to offer all our former UK/EU students the opportunity to save £1,000 on Masters or Research Degree fees. The Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship of £1,000 is available for all full and part-time Masters or Research Degrees starting in 2016/7*.Your postgraduate application will be automatically assessed for eligibility for the Alumni Scholarship. To apply, download the application form (below). When applying online for your course, upload your form with your other relevant documentation.If you're a former international student of Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll automatically receive this discount of £1,000 as part of your application.*The scholarship isn’t applicable to most distance learning courses or courses delivered in conjunction with collaborative partners. All applicants must have successfully completed their award with Anglia Ruskin University to be eligible for the Alumni Scholarship.The scholarship can only be granted for full Masters/Research courses (interim awards such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are excluded).

Value of Scholarship(s)



All our former UK/EU students.
The scholarship can only be granted for full Masters/Research courses (interim awards such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are excluded).

Application Procedure

If you're a former international student of Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll automatically receive this discount of £1,000 as part of your application.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification required for admission is: 1. A First Degree, with Honours, at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) or equivalent. 2. Students must be qualified for 1 year and working in an appropriate role within a clinical nursing environment for at least 1 year. 3. Each application will be assessed individually to ensure that these requirements have been met. Examples of evidence may include transcripts of learning, certificates, a professional portfolio, personal statements and two references.

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