We recognise that students at this level are interested in career advancement. Therefore, we have developed a wide range of modules; students can choose six modules from these, some of which are specialist modules and require the student to be working in a relevant area of practice. All students must complete one of the compulsory modules and a dissertation.
Leadership and Management
Students completing this pathway will consider leadership and strategic issues in the global delivery of healthcare. Graduates of the programme are able to demonstrate advanced practice in the context of emerging issues and clinical circumstances.
Maternal and Child Health
Students completing this pathway will often come from a Midwifery or Children's Nursing background. Modules offered consider issues such as family-centred health and social care, or developments in childbirth. Some of these modules are only available to registered midwives.
Acute and Critical Care
Our Acute and Critical Care pathway incorporates issues such as health assessment, as well as the treatment of cardiac patients or patients in other acute settings. Taught by professionals who are leaders in their fields, examples are drawn from practice, using current issues to develop new ideas.
Mental Health and the Older Adult
Taught by regional specialists in Dementia Care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Care of the Older Person, this suite of modules addresses current best practice in the care and treatment of patients with dementia and other mental health conditions.
Cancer Nursing: Supportive and Palliative Care
Students following this pathway will explore the latest evidence for the care and treatment of cancer patients, including palliative care.
General Optional Modules
Students will combine modules from the specialist pathways above with a selection of general modules, some of which are listed below.
• Law for Healthcare Professionals
• Clinical Inquiry and Applied Practice Based Research
• Pharmacotherapeutics for Practice
• Independent Study Module
Please note that modules are subject to viable numbers, so the modules offered may vary. If you are interested in a subject that is not listed above, please contact the school for advice.
• Applied Research Methods and Statistics in Nursing; OR
• Qualitative Research Methods
All students must undertake a 15,000-word dissertation, which must be based on a study that contains evidence of critical thinking along with rational and cogent arguments and debate. The study will be based on current thinking and provide evidence of research, knowledge and skills at Masters level.