Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Nursing Studies Adult (Pre-registration)

The programme offers graduates from any background the opportunity to transfer their graduate skills to nursing. The MSc covers nursing theory, pathophysiology, pharmacology, communication skills, promotion of health and wellbeing and competence in core nursing skills, as well as an ability to meet the health care needs of an increasingly ageing population.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold: A recent (last 5 years) 2nd Class Honours degree or above; English and maths at standard grade, GCSE or National 5; 2 satisfactory references (1 of which should be academic); proficiency in spoken and written English. Students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency by gaining an English language qualification; e.g. IELTS or equivalent. An IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) overall score of 7.0 is required.

Course modules

Modules include: The art and science of nursing; developing skills for compassionate and competent care; practice learning experience part 1; inter-professional context of practice; promoting values-based nursing in contemporary practice; adult nursing to empower, enable and enhance person-centred care; enhancing skills for compassionate and competent care; challenges in contemporary global health care; practice learning experience part 2; working in organisations (inter-professional and critical perspectives); dissertation; practice learning experience part 3.

Assessment methods

Assessment is viewed as an integral and core element of the learning process. Students are encouraged to discuss, interpret, analyse and evaluate information at a depth appropriate for their academic level, and in doing so, become active, self‐directed participants in the educational process. Assessment strategies include care studies, essays, patchwork assessments, reflective portfolios, OSCAs and OSCEs, examinations, seminars, presentations, debates, vivas, projects and dissertations.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions are made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

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