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About This Course

The MSc Adult Nursing leads to eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and offers graduates a funded route over two-years into nursing whilst simultaneously obtaining a postgraduate qualification. This post graduate qualification is aimed at graduates who wish develop and apply their knowledge gained during their undergraduate degree and pursue a career in the front-line delivery of health care services. The aim of this course is to prepare a registered nurse who is able to offer an excellent quality of compassionate care, enhanced leadership, management and holds inter-professional and research skills, in order to influence practice and initiate change.

Our exceptional teaching provision is based upon the latest research into practice (which is a key focus of the schools highly ranked research activity) and is grounded in modern clinical practice. The MSc Adult Nursing will equip graduates particularly well to thrive in rapidly changing environments, taking into account how behaviour, culture, socioeconomic and other factors, in the care environment and its location, can affect health, illness, health outcomes and public health priorities.

MSc students will graduate from the programme with the eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse, with the necessary knowledge, skills, competence and values required to meet required Statutory requirements for registration with the NMC.

Which department am I in?

Bangor University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

January 2023

Venue

Bangor University

Bangor (Wales),

LL57 2DG, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a reputable university. No GRE requirement, however we do request a personal statement, transcripts and a research proposal where appropriate. Each application is assessed individually. Candidates who require additional studies in order to reach the desired level for entry onto a Masters degree will be considered for an extended Masters degree with incorporated Pre-Masters. Law students can apply directly to the Law programs at Bangor. There is no need for a previous undergraduate degree. Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in the US (in any subject) are eligible to apply to the two-year LLB degree. This is an accelerated course allowing students to complete their LLB in two years. Students may be eligible for entry under the mature student regulations. This regulation does not require a bachelor degree. The applicants must however have obtained relevant work experience or held a position of responsibility relevant to the proposed course of study for a minimum period of 2 years prior to commencing the course. This rule does NOT apply for applicants for PhD studies, and entrants MUST have a taught postgraduate degree. Entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is dependent on academic qualifications and English Language Level. Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).

For international students

To apply for the MSc Adult Nursing an applicant would normally have achieved a 2.1 honours degree in a health / life or social science related subject, within the last 5 years, and be able to demonstrate undertaken 700 hours of healthcare related experience which can be mapped to the NMC progression point one core competencies. In addition to the attainment of a suitable degree, the NMC require that all applicants must demonstrate evidence of communication and numeracy, and these must be demonstrated normally via GCSE at C or above in English or Welsh 1st language and Mathematics. As this is a funded programme by the Workforce, Education and Development Service (WEDS) international students will not be able to apply for this programme of study. The NMC also require that evidence of ‘Good Health and Good Character’ be obtained, and in addition to the supportive reference to the application, the School has adopted the All Wales Good Character reference. Good Character is further assessed by way of a Full/Enhanced DBS report, and these are risk assessed by the partnership in accordance with the School’s policy. Good Health is assessed by the local Health Board’s Health at Work Unit, and students are monitored throughout the programme and supported where required. IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element; TOEFL iBT - 75 overall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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