Ulster University

Ulster University


This programme offers the following pathways: Generic pathway: focuses on evidence-based practice; commissioning, leadership and management; practice development. Clinical pathway: incorporates a 60-credit short course; offers opportunities for registered nurses to develop their knowledge and skills related to a specific area of practice in 1 of a range of specialist areas of practice; education pathway; prescribing pathway.

Entry requirements

Honours or non-Honours degree for overseas equivalent; or Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or approved professional or other qualification; or accreditation of prior experiential learning; candidates must have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning), and must hold a 1st level nursing qualification with recent clinical practice experience; for international students, score of 6.5 on the IELTS test with a score of 5.5 on each sub-scale required.

Course modules

Development and application of knowledge for professional practice; advanced methods in health and social care research; research project; as well of a range of other optional modules.

Assessment methods

Essay and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
028 7012 3456