Nursing is one of the most varied and challenging careers anyone can undertake. Nursing is frequently described as exciting and fulfilling; no two days are the same. Our MSc is your entry route through to nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse in the child health field. Graduates in any discipline with recent health care experience can apply for our two year programme.

On completion you will progress on to a rewarding career and work in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally. Once you know a nursing career is for you, and you are ready for advanced level study, then join us on this tailor made programme which is designed to recognise the skills that graduates already have and build on these.

Key features

  • Access a range of child-specific placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset spanning the health, social and educational sector.
  • Engage with a curriculum focusing on the acute and community care of children, young people and families.
  • A 40-credit systematic review module prepares you to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in the child health field of nursing practice.
  • Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a ‘Registered Nurse – Child Health’.

Entry requirements

  • You will normally have a first honours degree (BSc/BA (Hons)) at 2:2 or above in any discipline
  • 750 relevant clinical practice hours gained within the last 5 years, working in health related environments, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, and other community settings (subject to APEL/RPL)
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also consider Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.

In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.

  • Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English
  • Attend an interview
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health check

If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C / 4 or above you will have to achieve an IELTS (or equivalent qualification) at the grade of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each element).

We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

View the full course description including details of how to apply here

Postgraduate open evening

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are designed to help you find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities. Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

Find out more about our next Postgraduate Open Evening

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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