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MSc Nursing (Adult)

University of York
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2023

January 2024

January 2025

Program description

MSc Nursing (Adult)

This Masters course draws on our world-leading research to create a unique nursing curriculum. You'll learn in an environment which values scholarship, social awareness and research.

Through theoretical study, practical experience and reflective discussion, you'll hone your skills in adult nursing. We'll encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity that will support your development throughout your career.

As a student in the adult field of practice, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for people in a wide variety of practice settings. These range from primary care and nursing in the community, to working within a hospital setting in acute and critical care placements, rehabilitation and ongoing care. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team delivering holistic, person-centered care.

You'll graduate ready to register as a highly-skilled nurse, able to provide excellent care to adult patients. You'll be confident undertaking research and using evidence to develop nursing practice.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree - 2:1 or equivalent.

Additional requirements

  • GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or higher.
  • DBS and Health Assessment checks required.
  • Applicants are required to have at least 780 hours of relevant work experience upon starting the course. 150 of these hours must be worked with a registered nurse, from the same field of practice, who can sign off against the proficiencies for stage one of the BSc programme.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7.0, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 67, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 185, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 96, minimum 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Distinction in all components
  • Duolingo: 120, minimum 100 in each component

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Physiology and Pharmacology applied to Nursing
  • Psychosocial Concepts and Theories applied to Nursing I
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology applied to Nursing
  • Psychosocial Concepts and Theories applied to Nursing II

Year 2

  • Person-centred Consultation and Shared Decision-making

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £9,250 per year
  • International and EU fees: £22,650 per year



After completing this degree you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.

Transferable skills

Alongside gaining the essential practical skills and knowledge you need to be an effective nurse, you'll gain a huge range of skills that will help you to succeed no matter what career path you follow:

  • teamwork
  • independent learning
  • facilitating change
  • service improvement
  • self-reflection
  • leadership

Career opportunities

As you progress through your career, you could go onto a number or posts including:

  • staff nurse
  • clinical team leader
  • counsellor
  • cognitive behavioural therapist
  • nursing consultant
  • critical care nurse
  • research nurse
  • modern matron
  • clinical educator

About this institute

University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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Contact info

University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom


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