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Nursing: Adult (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
2 years
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Empower and support adults to live well. Work across a range of healthcare settings on this master’s degree in Adult Nursing. Learn to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, coordinate care and advocate for your patients' needs.

You'll join a knowledgeable community with a global ranking for nursing and midwifery: 5th in the world and 2nd among UK universities (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020/21).

This 2 year master’s is designed for ambitious graduates and career changers who want to become a registered nurse. It's also ideal if you’re already a high achieving qualified nurse and want a second field of registration.

The course will allow you to pursue senior level roles or higher level study.

It combines campus-based learning with 2,300 hours of hours of practice learning. Your practice learning takes the form of placements available in a range of healthcare settings.

You’ll gain essential practical experience during the placements to help you develop into the role of a nursing professional.

Your taught theoretical modules cover:

  • health sciences
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • leadership
  • politics
  • finance

Developing critical thinking, reasoning and analytical skills are a big focus of the course. You'll improve your leadership skills so that you can supervise, delegate and challenge practice in the future.

When you complete the degree you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). You must apply to register with the NMC within 5 years of completing your course.

Course lead

Dr Eloise Monger is a lecturer in critical care nursing. Her research focuses on the use of technology in health care, particularly the analysis of video, annotation tools and smart applications. In recent projects she’s worked closely with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence to improve resuscitation techniques. Visit Dr Monger's profile page to learn more about her work.


This course is accredited by:

Nursing and Midwifery Council logo
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.