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What will I learn?

Programme description

The University of Edinburgh has been providing undergraduate nursing education for more than 60 years. This programme represents a new, two-year route for those who wish to become an Adult nurse but who already possess an undergraduate degree. This programme enables you to undertake study at masters level whilst providing the theoretical and practice based learning required to achieve the proficiency for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and therefore practice as a registered Adult nurse.

As a nursing student, you will benefit from being in a research intensive environment where you are taught by staff who are engaged with the contemporary issues in nursing through research and practice. Small cohort sizes bring the benefits of support throughout the programme. You can also get involved in the extensive activities of the wider university, benefiting from the multi-cultural and diverse student population.

The key aims of this programme are to produce graduate nurses who can:

Evaluate the complex interplay of human characteristics and social structures and their impact on population and individual health outcomes and opportunities, using this knowledge to inform safe, effective nursing care

Evaluate the dynamic and complex nature of health services and the needs of the communities they serve and demonstrate a commitment to meeting these changing needs.

Demonstrate the ability to design, undertake and evaluate research for the provision of safe and effective health care.

Demonstrate leadership skills and attributes, underpinned by strong critical reflection skills, through effective working within interdisciplinary teams to achieve safe and effective patient care.

Which department am I in?

School of Health in Social Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£28,950.00 (US$ 39,846) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


The University of Edinburgh

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

33 Buccleuch Place,



EH8 9JS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module). TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 23 in each module).

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