Nursing Studies

As one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), the University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as continuing professional development courses. The undergraduate programme is a four-year programme which leads to a Bachelor of Nursing degree and registration as a nurse (adult branch). There are also several postgraduate degree programmes from taught MSc/Diplomas to PhD.

We offer a lively research environment that has a mix of interests and methods, we engage in innovative social science research which aims to improve patient and family experiences, develop practice and enhance nurse education. 

Learn about what we are doing to elevate and strengthen the influence and impact of nurses and nurse communities around the world.

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Blog posts from Nursing Studies staff and students about their experiences of teaching, study, research and outreach.