Msc in Nursing

University of Aberdeen

Program Description

Msc in Nursing

University of Aberdeen

Msc in Nursing - Midwifery - Healthcare - Transitions in Care - Palliative Care

Programme Length

  • MSc 12 months full-time, 24-36 months part-time
  • PgDip 9 months full-time, 21-33 months part-time
  • PgCert 5 months full-time, 12-17 months part-time
  • Individual Subject Study, 3-6 months part-time


The programme is designed to meet the needs and interests of nurses, midwives and other health care professionals from a wide range of professional settings. It is flexible in content and structure, enabling students to choose individually tailored programmes of study and offering an opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification along with colleagues from their own and allied professional groups. For those who proceed to the full MSc, it provides an introductory experience in research.


PgCert in Nursing/Midwifery/ Health Care / Pain / Transitions in Care / Palliative Care
Students complete taught courses to a total of 60 credits. These must include two of the three core courses (see below).

PgDip in Nursing/Midwifery/Health Care / Pain / Transitions in Care / Palliative Care
Students complete taught courses to a total of 120 credits. These must include the three core courses and a further 60 credits made up from elective courses.

MSc in Nursing/MSc in Midwifery/Health Care / Pain / Transitions in Care / Palliative Care / International Health
Students complete courses as above for the PgDip (120 credits) plus a thesis based on a study related to their area of professional practice (60 credits) OR (alternative mode) students complete the three core courses (60 credits) and a larger thesis (120 credits). Individual courses from the programme may also be taken for credit for continuing professional development by individuals who do not wish to register for a full programme. Core Courses (20 credit points each): Advanced Professional Practice Research Methods for Health Care Professionals Using Evidence in Practice Optional Courses Five elective courses are offered by the Centre, though not every year. These are: Ethics in Practice (20 credit points) Effective Management of Patients in Pain (20 credit points) Palliative Care (20 credit points) Effective Teaching in Clinical/Practice Settings (20 credit points) Transitions in Care from Mid to Later Life (20 credit points) Other elective courses can be selected from other postgraduate programmes in the University such as Primary Care, Health Services and Public Health Research, Human Nutrition, International Health, and Health Economics.

Note: At the discretion of the programme co-ordinator and with the approval of Senate, credit may be given for relevant postgraduate courses taken at other higher education institutions.


Students will normally have a first degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and be in (or recently in) professional practice. Applicants who are in doubt as to the acceptability of their qualifications may discuss this with the Postgraduate Co-ordinator

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
3,400 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 3,400 GBP
for UK/EU; £10,500 for international