Degree type: MSc
UCAS Code: Apply direct
Duration: 12 months full time
Why choose this course?
The MSc International Nursing is designed for qualified nurses to achieve a Masters degree qualification in nursing, and who wish to broaden their understanding of global health related issues. The course provides an opportunity for you to engage with some of the most important areas in nursing and health including international public health, and models of health care delivery.
You will be supported to develop your research and project management skills and to adopt a reflective, analytic and critical approach to your work. You will also have the chance to meet and speak with senior clinical colleagues and nurse leaders, and develop your ability to lead change in nursing and act as a role model within the nursing team.
You will be encouraged to examine global health policy and develop your abilities to analyse and evaluate key issues facing health providers internationally. Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged to enhance your ability to analyse evidence from a range a different sources in order to develop solutions to nursing problems.
The Masters project provides you will with an opportunity to bring all of this together in the delivery of major piece of work that can take the form of a research project, a literature review or a practice development project.
The course has 9 modules:
Critical Issues in personal and professional development
This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and debate some of the major issues facing modern nurses. Topics for discussion include: professional power, accountability and responsibility, and the role of the nurse in relation to patient safety.
Global perspectives on health
This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and compare the structure, function, funding, and sustainability, of a range of international healthcare systems, including that of the UK.
Students learn to explore and define clinical problems, search and evaluate the literature with a view to establishing the current state of knowledge in relation to specific issues. The focus is on the application of evidence to practice.
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore global trends in health, identifies and discusses current and future major health challenges and potential responses to these.
This module provides students with the opportunity to examine the main approaches to health related research and equips students with the skills required for the completion of their Masters Degree project.
Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, students develop a 12,000 word literature review on a topic of relevance to nursing. This detailed piece of work will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their in-depth and critical understanding of an aspect of practice.
2 x Options
Students must complete a further 2 modules of their choice. One of the options should be from the following:
- Social construction of sexuality
- Human rights
- Growing old in the 21st century
- Perspectives on death and dying
The other option module can be selected from a wide variety of the current University catalogue of modules (some restrictions may apply).
How you learn and are assessed
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The programme includes practice placement experience where you will be supported by a qualified mentor and by University staff. Typically you will attend class for between 10 and 12 hours per week with the expectation that you will complete an additional 20 to 25 hours of private study per week.
Assessments are designed to test the extent to which you have met module learning outcomes. Modes of assessment include; essays and case studies, observed structured clinical examinations, clinical practice placement reports and projects.
To be considered for entry to this course, you will need:
This course provides graduates with a globally recognised qualification, enabling you to enhance your job prospects and career progression regardless of your country of origin and wherever you choose to work.
Graduates of this programme will be well placed to take on roles in practice development, management, clinical leadership or research. In addition, there is scope for participation in University research projects and the possibility of registration for the award of a PhD by research.
|Fee Category||September 2012 Fees
||Scholarships & Bursaries
|Scottish and other EU students||
|Other forms of support|
|English, Welsh and Northern Irish
|Bursaries & Scholarships|
|Overseas (non EU) students||
Fee quoted is the total cost providing that the MSc follows on immediately after the PG Dip element and is completed within the same academic year as started. Fees may be subject to increase.