Nursing Studies

MSc Advanced Nursing

The MSc Advanced Nursing is an innovative programme that offers advanced study for nurses working within a global context to enhance practice at the local level.

Start date September 2024
Length of study One year full-time, or two to six years part-time (PgCert and PgDip exit options available)
Programme Director Dr Susanne Kean
Closing date for applications 31 July 2024
MSc ANP Cohort 2017-18

 About the Programme

The MSc Advanced Nursing is an innovative and new programme that offers advanced study for nurses working within a global context to enhance practice at the local level. The programme is designed with career prospects in mind, so students have the flexibility to shape their programme depending on whether they would like to develop their careers further in clinical practice, education, research or leadership. The programme draws on current theory, practice, research and innovation in nursing, health and social care practice to develop a critical understanding of contemporary health care. The programme will equip nurses to develop advanced specialist knowledge and skills and to enhance skills to be a professional and critically reflective practitioner able to provide evidence-based practice in both a local and international context.


Career Opportunities

This course will facilitate career progression for those working in any branch of Nursing to develop advanced nursing knowledge, skills and understanding. All students will develop research skills to enable them to apply for progression to doctoral level study upon successful completion of the programme. In addition, students taking a specific pathway will develop specialist skills in leadership, education and clinical research to progress careers in these areas.



The conversations I took part in at Edinburgh expanded my world-view, both generally and within the healthcare arena. This type of knowledge would not have been accessible to me elsewhere.

Natalie SanfordMSc Advancing Nursing Practice Alumni 2015-2016

Application details

Why study this programme?

Discover the many reasons why you should study this programme at Edinburgh.

Who is this programme for?

Find out the background that will be most suitable for students taking this programme.

Programme structure

Details of the core and option courses available on this postgraduate programme.

Entry requirements

To apply for the MSc in Advanced Nursing you should normally possess:

Meet our students

Our students come to study with us in the School of Health in Social Science from a wide range of countries across the world, as well as from the UK and we value the rich diversity that our student body brings to generating ideas, developing research and sharing good practice.

Meet our staff

The staff team brings together extensive experience in clinical practice across a range of different disciplines and research topics.

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