Nursing Studies

Entry requirements

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

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and a nursing qualification.

We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

Entry requirements by country

English language requirements

For detailed information about our academic and English Language entry requirements please go to our Postgraduate Degree Finder.

Recognition of Prior Learning

All applications for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) must be supported by evidence that the applicant’s prior learning:

  • is closely similar in content to the course(s) from which exemption is sought
  • is at the same SCQF academic level as the course(s) from which exemption is sought
  • is sufficiently recent that the student’s knowledge remains active and up to date. Normally the time elapsed since completing the prior learning should not exceed five years.
  • has been undertaken at other universities or institutions of comparable standing recognised for this purpose by the University Court

Additional RPL information

For programmes owned by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, the maximum number of credits for which RPL may be granted is one-third of the amount necessary to complete the programme applied for.

Thus, students applying for a certificate programme may apply for up to 20 credits’ worth of recognition; for a diploma programme, 40 credits; for a master’s programme, 60 credits.

Applications for RPL must conform to the guidelines above and must be approved by the relevant Programme Director and the convener of the relevant Board of Studies.

Written confirmation of this support must accompany the application submitted by the School for approval at College level. College approval will normally be forthcoming on such applications.