Nursing Studies

Masters in Nursing with Pre-registration (Adult)

This innovative programme offers those who already have an honours degree the opportunity to undertake a shortened, two-year programme to become a registered adult nurse whilst gaining a masters degree.

Start date: September

Length of study: 2 years (24 months) full-time

Programme Director:  Dr Sarah Rhynas

Closing date for applications: Please see the Degree Finder for further information

This programme represents a new, two-year route for those who wish to become an Adult nurse but who already possess an undergraduate honours degree. 

The programme enables students to undertake study at Masters level whilst providing the theoretical and practice-based learning required to achieve the proficiencies for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and therefore practice as a registered Adult nurse.

The key aim of this programme is to produce first-level registered Adult nurses who are educated at Masters level enabling them to demonstrate leadership and innovation to meet the demands of contemporary healthcare.

Students benefit from the expertise generated through more than 60 years’ experience of providing undergraduate nursing education at the University of Edinburgh. Becoming a student in Nursing Studies means you will be joining an international community of students studying our 4-year Bachelor of Nursing with honours, MSc Advanced Nursing, Masters by Research and PhD programmes.

About the programme

The courses in the programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop the required theoretical and practice knowledge to meet the programme aims.

Why study this programme?

Is this programme for you? Read about the career opportunities and benefits of studying a Masters in Nursing with Pre-registration (Adult)

Programme structure

Programme contents and structure

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MN with Pre-Registration (Adult)

Meet our staff

Meet our staff


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