MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Nursing Studies (Clinical Leadership in Practice)
This exciting and dynamic MSc in Nursing Studies (Clinical Leadership in Practice) is offered as an online distance learning or on-campus course. It is open to UK, EU and international nursing professionals who wish to undertake advanced postgraduate study with a premier academic institution that has close links with nationally and internationally recognized clinical settings and expert practitioners.
The course is delivered by a team of lecturers and researchers with a wealth of practice and research experience and a rich track record of research publications in areas of relevance to nursing.
The course can be taken either full-time over 12 months or part-time over three years. There are two intakes: September (Semester 1) and January (Semester 2).
This MSc in Nursing Studies is designed to raise your practice to an advanced level, enabling you to progress as a senior practitioner, educator, researcher or manager. You will develop your practice with confidence, knowing that it is based on the best available evidence to allow you to make effective nursing interventions.
The course covers modules in each of the following:
Mastering Professional Practice (compulsory)
Evidence-based Practice (compulsory)
Health Promotion (compulsory)
Advanced Research Design (compulsory)
Dissertation (compulsory for MSc, triple module)
Infection Prevention and Control (optional)
Work-based Learning (optional)
Independent Study (optional)
Creating Frameworks for Learning (optional)
One optional module would be chosen from the above four to make up the 9-module MSc or 6-module PGDip. For the 3 module PGCert, you would have to do Mastering Professional Practice, Evidence-based Practice and Leadership. In addition, for the PGDip, you would have to do all the compulsory modules (except the dissertation), plus one optional module.
The assessments by coursework are varied in style and include (but are not limited to) essays, critical reviews, case studies and virtual presentations. MSc students will also write a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Additional materials are provided to distance learning students to guide you during your studies; these include study guides and access to an interactive online learning environment.
If you choose to enrol on the on-campus course, four of your modules will be delivered using a blended learning approach involving attendance at our Marston Road site in Oxford, and two of your modules will be delivered via distance learning.
The distance learning course provides exciting opportunities if you are unable to attend university full-time but want to study to an advanced level in a stimulating and dynamic online environment. In addition to accessing our virtual learning environment you will have the use of a range of technologies such as online real-time video and audio communication tools. This means that students can feel supported by a variety of staff including the librarians and learning technologists.
International Student Requirements:
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. We require an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or equivalent.