Ulster University - Belfast


The MSc Nursing is for qualified nurses who wish to develop higher levels of criticality in research, practice, and leadership. This course is a challenging postgraduate qualification for nurses, midwives or health visitors from all fields of practice. You will build upon your existing knowledge, skills and values with an emphasis on developing your practice in the key areas of communication, health promotion, leadership, person-centred practice, and research. Enhancing your knowledge, understanding and critical thinking through classroom and personal study, the programme encourages qualified nurses, midwives and heath visitors from all fields of practice to develop high levels of reflection, decision making and criticality in nursing theory and research.

Applicants will be qualified nurses who are licensed/registered in their home country, and who typically hold a degree or equivalent. This is particularly useful for nurses who wish to develop their careers and strive for promotion, particularly those aspiring to higher roles in research, leadership and education. There are various pathways which can be undertaken within MSc Nursing, including dementia, leadership, nursing assessment, palliative care and education.

Note: Some modules may be delivered at the Jordanstown campus.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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