Nursing Pre-Registration (Adult) (MSc)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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About Nursing Pre-Registration (Adult) at Swansea University

Why take this course?

Winner of the Student Nursing Times Award 2014 - Pre-registration Nurse Education Provider of the Year

  • Up 20 places from 33 to 13th for Nursing in the National Student Survey, 2014. First in Wales (NSS, 2015)
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 99% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
  • Graduate starting salary of £22,128
  • 92% of students say that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of the course (Unistats 2016)
  • Ranked 14th out of 71 (NSS 2015)
  • Ranked 26th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2017)
  • Some modules are available in Welsh
  • Supported by a large number of healthcare providers plus strong links with health boards
  • Wide range of clinical experiences within South West Wales
  • You will be taught by qualified nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, many of whom still work in clinical practice

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Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES to pay for UK and EU students - our NHS bursary is available to applicants who have lived in UK for last 3-years. To receive funding from the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, students will have to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following the completion of their course.

EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of £22,128 rising to £34,000 for a highly-experienced staff nurse.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This programme is open to graduates with a 2:2 degree or above who have a minimum of 750 hours' experience of working in health related environments, such as care homes, hospitals, community or homecare.

ACCREDITATION: Graduates will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The 2-year MSc Nursing is open to applicants who have already completed an honours degree and have a minimum of 750 hours' experience in a healthcare setting in the last year.

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the changing demography in the wider population and the emerging health needs. A range of teaching and learning strategies are implemented to engage the learner including simulation, practice learning, lectures, skills rehearsals, and online digital learning resources.

Practice based learning is central to the students' development, and students will spend 40 weeks of their course on placement.  Here they will gain experience in a diverse range of nursing settings, including community, nursing homes, and hospitals.

This programme has been designed to develop the students' personal and professional attributes, knowledge and skills required of a newly registered nurse.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time WEDS N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above and a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English/Welsh. 

Applicants will be required to demonstrate the achievement of 750 hours of relevant clinical practice, working in health related environments, such as care homes, hospitals, community or homecare.

Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of 7.0.

Any offer made is conditional, subject to:

  • Evidence of recent study (within the last five years)
  • Satisfactory academic and character references
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or an approved equivalent.
  • Occupational Health clearance

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