Nursing MSc 2019/20 entry

Course code:

HLST234

Study options:

1 year full-time
2-5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 4321

 

ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

 

Overview

This MSc Nursing course is designed to offer continuing education and professional development to nurses to enhance your knowledge to underpin practice in a wide range of care settings.

It has been designed following extensive consultation with stakeholders and professional partners to ensure its relevance and ability to develop nursing leaders and agents of change.

You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues in nursing, and in the role and practice of the nurse through the analysis of political, social, cultural and economic influences on health and social care needs and service design. Particular emphasis is placed on the research and evidence base for leadership, service delivery and improvement. The course may be studied on-campus at Coventry University or online.

Find out more about this online course.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

You will study the latest developments in a range of contemporary issues in nursing, covering a range of key areas including leadership, evidence-based practice, and service delivery and improvement. You will be encouraged to consider how these issues relate to your current practice and how what you learn can make a difference to, and improve the experience of patients/service users.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.

You will also be able to demonstrate a professional approach to self-development in a broad range of competencies relevant to nursing across national borders and areas of practice including digital literacy, critical decision making, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Year One

    • Contemporary Perspectives of Care – Individuals with Long Term Conditions
    • Contemporary Issues in Nursing
    • Health Assessment Practice
    • Leadership, Service Improvement and Integrated Care
    • Nursing and Public Health
    • Research Methodology, Design and Methods
    • Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Nursing
    • The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice
    • Global Professional Development
    • Masters Dissertation

In more detail...

  • Students • Access to learning from staff who are subject and clinical experts with knowledge of the latest developments in the field; • Opportunity to network with a range of students from different backgrounds and disciplines; • Improved knowledge of the latest developments in clinical practice and leadership; • Enhanced critical thinking and clinical decision making skills; and • Demonstrable leadership skills and knowledge through project work and accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute following the successful completion of an optional Global Professional Development module.
  • Employers • Staff with developed confidence in clinical leadership; • Enhanced ability to challenge practice and embed relevant evidence base to support quality care; • Enhanced ability to innovate and lead clinical practices change derived from current policy initiatives and evidence bases; • Increased commitment to achieving and leading quality care in service delivery; and • Staff who are better able to be flexible, engage in and potentially lead service developments.
  • Patients/Service Users/Carers Receive effective and comprehensive care from a professional who is: • Knowledgeable and skilled in practice • Able to challenge poor practice • Committed to demonstrating and developing contemporary practice to enhance quality in healthcare and healthcare practice • Committed to patient centred care. • Patients/clients have access to, and benefit from enhanced quality in healthcare services.

You will be encouraged to take an independent and self-directed approach to your study and to use the range of learning resources available to support your academic development. Individual modules adopt a range of teaching/learning strategies including workshops and seminars, student presentations and lectures.

Assessment tools are varied and designed to maximise your opportunity to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, critical thinking and application of theory to nursing practice. Assessment is also varied to include: essays, a service improvement plan, presentation, a poster and an independent research study for the dissertation.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a professional approach to self-development in a broad range of competencies relevant to nursing across national borders and areas of practice including digital literacy, critical decision making, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork.
  • Critically evaluate approaches to, and conduct of research to support practice and development of nursing care.
  • Evaluate critically the application and implementation of the evidence base to a range of national and international areas of nursing practice, and contributions of nursing to public health and community development.
  • Analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.
  • Evaluate the complex social and political nature of nursing care using an integrated approach and drawing on a range of disciplines.

Full-time students will have on average 10 hours of contact teaching time per week, part-time students will have 5 hours per week (although this will vary depending on the number of modules you choose).

There are also optional individual or group tutorials, which will normally be approximately 5 hours per module.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Nursing and should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a Nurse. We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level*.

*For information regarding what might amount to ‘evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level’ please contact our admissions team using the quick enquiry form.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional and In-sessional English are available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants are required to hold, as a minimum, at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Nursing and should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a Nurse. We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level*.

*For information regarding what might amount to ‘evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level’ please contact contact our admissions team using the quick enquiry form.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice. For further information.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 (per year)


January 2020

£8,350 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£8,350 (per year)


January 2020

£8,350 (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£14,000 (per year)


January 2020

£14,000 (per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

This course provides an opportunity to learn from academic staff and clinical experts (subject to availability), to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills to support innovation, challenge and to develop the skills to support you in leading a clinical nursing practice.

Where our graduates work

Past part-time students are working as nurses in a range of acute and secondary care settings in the UK and other European countries. These nurses have both senior roles as leaders and managers of teams or may be newly-qualified staff choosing to achieve their Masters degree at an early stage in their career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

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University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
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