Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Nursing (Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice)

This course offers a taught programme of study that sets out to nurture emerging and innovative professional practitioners, placing practice at the forefront. It is delivered through five specialist pathways that correspond with the key areas of expertise associated with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a professional qualification in nursing, midwifery or allied health and social care services. They shall normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. In line with the University's RPEL procedures, applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements will be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the Programme Co-ordinator for advice. International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Core modules: applied research methods and statistics in nursing; qualitative research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students must successfully complete 6 modules including 1 compulsory research module and a dissertation. The pass mark for all taught modules and the dissertation is 50 per cent. Each module is assessed by coursework (some modules have a written examination). All students must also successfully complete a clinical placement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 2 years

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School of Nursing and Midwifery
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