Nursing MSc 2020/21 entry

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This course is available both on-line or face-to-face at our Coventry University Campus. For information on the face-to face version please visit /msc-nursing.

Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST172

Study options:

1-5 years part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021
May 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Nursing MSc (Online)

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Course Pack 2020/21

Overview

There is a global need for postgraduate nursing skills, so our online MSc Nursing course has been developed to meet that need with life-changing learning and enhanced career development.

The structure of this online course is designed to allow for flexible studying to fit around your life. You can study at your own pace and at a time which suits you, with a dedicated support team and online facilitators to help you every step of the way. This enables a wide group of UK and internationally-based nurses with demanding workplace schedules to still benefit from career development opportunities.

The course consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • MSc Nursing 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the MSc in Nursing – please visit the relevant page here

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is reputed for delivering high-quality education for health professionals across a wide range of disciplines. Coventry University also recently received a Gold rating for Teaching Excellence. The design, content and delivery of this course is informed by consultations with the nursing community, to ensure the relevance and application of all learning to contemporary settings of nursing practice.

This course is designed for registered/practicing nurses and those who have completed a course leading to registration as a nurse in their home country and are awaiting registration.

(CMI) Professional Development module

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

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What our tutors say

The MSc Nursing has been designed to further enhance the knowledge you need to develop your career, and act as an innovator in the field of nursing in the 21st Century.

The online nature and flexibility of this course will give you the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals from a wide range of different clinical specialisms.

Course information

You will have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues in nursing through analysis of political, social and economic influences on health and social care needs and service design.

A rich learning experience is delivered through a diverse range of activities such as reading, listening, watching and discussing, providing a comprehensive online interaction.

The innovative e-learning approach to this course aims to support the development of postgraduate nursing skills in line with the course learning outcomes, which include, but are not limited to self-organised learning environments, peer knowledge transfer and active engagement through co-creation of learning resources and assessments.

You can contribute to discussion forums, gain feedback from their peers and the course team and assessments are designed to integrate with learning to promote development of a comprehensive knowledge base, as well as academic, communication and digital literacy skills.

The course also takes into consideration significant professional and ethical topics as proposed by professional bodies and the World Health Organisation.

Modules

Overview

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

Modules

  • MSc Nursing

    Awarded to students who have achieved 180 credits and passed the following mandatory modules: 

    Contemporary Perspectives of Care for Individuals with

    Long term Conditions

    Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    Principles of Physical Health Assessment

    Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care

    Nursing and Public Health

    Research, Methodology, Design and Methods

    Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Nursing

    The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

    Professional Management Development – Consultancy

    Masters Dissertation

    Cost: MSc Nursing  £14,700

  • The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

    Awarded to students who have achieved 120 credits and passed all of the following modules (each module is 15 credits):

    Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    Research Methodology, Design and Methods

    Principles of Physical Health Assessment

    Nursing and Public Health

    Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care

    Contemporary Perspective of Care for Individuals with Long Term Conditions

    Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Nursing

    The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

    Cost: Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing: £9,800

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

    Awarded to students who have achieved 60 credits and passed any 4 of the following modules (each module is 15 credits).

    Module Name

    Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    Research Methodology, Design and Methods

    Principles of Physical Health Assessment

    Nursing and Public Health

    Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care

    Contemporary Perspective of Care for Individuals with Long Term Conditions

    Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Nursing

    The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice

    Cost: Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing: £4,900

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In more detail...

The course explores contemporary issues affecting nursing nationally and internationally.

Through Masters level skills of critical thinking and comprehensive knowledge, we will examine the impact of political and economic factors, culture and social organisation on the role of the nurse and the priorities of development to meet care needs of individuals and communities.

Students will develop their understanding of the application of evidence to improve services in primary and secondary care.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

All content will be delivered through a flexible model whereby students choose the number of modules they will study across a given academic term. Students must complete the research module prior to completion of the dissertation, and choose the precise focus of assessment to meet their learning outcomes.

The course structure has been informed by extensive market research, which identified that flexibility over the number of modules studied can enhance student satisfaction and retention. Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic term of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10 hours per week of study time, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic term. This enables the acceleration or deceleration of learning depending on individual needs.

Each 13 week trimester is comprised of a number of 2 week blocks of learning (e.g. 5 x 2 weeks) with the remainder of the trimester used for assessment (e.g. 3 weeks).

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes.

Assessments take a variety of forms and include annotated bibliographies, a proposal for a research study, an audio commentary and an electronic poster. The assessment strategy is for formative assessment tasks to feed into the summative assessment, which defines the overall achievement and demonstrates the development of master’s level skills and knowledge of nursing practice. Students will receive formative feedback within two weeks of starting any modular element and every 2 weeks during each module.

1. 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.

2. Critically evaluate approaches to, and conduct of research to support practice and development of nursing care.

3. 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.

4. Analyse approaches to support leadership, quality and service improvement and project management within policy and professional frameworks of nursing.

5. Evaluate the complex social and political nature of nursing care using an integrated approach and drawing on a range of disciplines.

What our tutors say

The MSc Nursing has been designed to further enhance the knowledge you need to develop your career, and act as an innovator in the field of nursing in the 21st Century.

The online nature and flexibility of this course will give you the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals from a wide range of different clinical specialisms.

Entry Requirements

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

Portfolio

We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing, nursing experience and evidence of continuing professional development that demonstrates an ability to study at Masters level. 

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing, nursing experience and evidence of continuing professional development that demonstrates an ability to study at Masters level. 

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing. Applicants should have completed a qualification leading to registration as a nurse (registration is not required).

We will consider applicants with a Diploma in Nursing, nursing experience and evidence of continuing professional development that demonstrates an ability to study at Masters level. 

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

What our tutors say

The MSc Nursing has been designed to further enhance the knowledge you need to develop your career, and act as an innovator in the field of nursing in the 21st Century.

The online nature and flexibility of this course will give you the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals from a wide range of different clinical specialisms.

Starts

Fee


January 2021

£14,700


May 2021

£14,700


Starts

Fee


January 2021

£14,700


May 2021

£14,700


Starts

Fee


January 2021

£14,700


May 2021

£14,700


Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7001CPD Contemporary Issues in Nursing 15  £1,225.00
7005CPD Research Methodology, Design and Methods 15  £1,225.00
7002CPD Principles of Physical Health Assessment 15  £1,225.00
7004CPD Nursing and Public Health 15  £1,225.00
7003CPD Leadership, Service Improvement & Integrated Care 15  £1,225.00
7000CPD Contemporary Perspective of Care for Individuals with Long Term Conditions 15  £1,225.00
7006CPD Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Nursing  15  £1,225.00
7007CPD The Evidence Base for Nursing Practice 15  £1,225.00
7002CRB Global Professional Development – Consultancy (CMI) 10  £ 816.67
7008CPD Final Assessment - Masters Dissertation 50  £4,083.33

What our tutors say

The MSc Nursing has been designed to further enhance the knowledge you need to develop your career, and act as an innovator in the field of nursing in the 21st Century.

The online nature and flexibility of this course will give you the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals from a wide range of different clinical specialisms.

Career prospects

The design, content and delivery of this course aims to develop postgraduate skills specifically for the professional nursing community, in order to support future application in your area of practice.

Skills commonly identified by employers as highly desirable are all included, such as research and analytical ability, and the ability to work independently, tackle difficult problems and seek creative solutions. You can also join a community focused on enhancing professional practice and cultural intelligence.

An Employability Support Team is also on hand to develop your employability and to enable employers to match their recruitment needs with the knowledge, skills and experience of students and graduates.

What our tutors say

The MSc Nursing has been designed to further enhance the knowledge you need to develop your career, and act as an innovator in the field of nursing in the 21st Century.

The online nature and flexibility of this course will give you the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals from a wide range of different clinical specialisms.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. 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 with the University.

Postgraduate UK/EU students
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students
The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.