Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

International Nursing Studies (with option of Overseas Nursing Programme)

This course provides qualified, experienced UK nurses with the practical and theoretical skills needed to work within the international arena. Applicants seeking work and registration as nurses in the UK, can apply to take the overseas nursing programme (ONP) as part of their course. In both instances students will receive the opportunity to build their skills through both analytical and problem-solving techniques, as well as general care and nursing. Students have the opportunity to develop their advanced level nursing education and we also facilitate professional international networks, promoting active learning communities on and off campus.

Entry requirements

Degree in nursing (Ordinary or Honours); students must be qualified for 1 year and working in an appropriate role within a clinical nursing environment for at least 1 year; examples of evidence may include transcripts of learning, certificates, a professional portfolio, personal statements and 2 references; language requirements: applicants whose 1st language is not English and whose professional qualification was not taught or assessed in English require IELTS score of 6.5 (including the written English academic test) prior to commencement of the course. The overseas nursing programme is offered as an option module on the Master�s in international nursing studies to students who successfully meet the following entry requirements: students must have a minimum 1 year post qualification experience of working as a registered nurse within their own country and IELTS 7.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 7.0 in any of the 4 elements prior to commencement of the course; students must have a valid decision letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); students have to pass an occupational health check and must have obtained enhanced clearing from the Disclosure and Barring Service before being able to access the ONP element of this course; this is undertaken during the academic part of the course.

Course modules

Core modules include: enhancing care for the adult patient; developments and innovations in international health care; leadership and management in the global context; research studies; major project. Optional modules: MSc international nursing studies with overseas nursing practise option: overseas nursing programme; MSc international nursing studies without overseas nursing practise: advancing professional decision making.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written essays, research proposals, patient assessment and handover, systematic literature review and poster presentation; assessment methods can vary depending on the module choice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333