University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Advanced Nursing Studies

This course has been designed to enable students to build on their existing knowledge base, and be more confident with complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice; it integrates research, education and management issues to enable a high degree of professional autonomy and independent practice; students engage in advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills and are recognised as having advanced nursing knowledge to provide consultancy services to health providers; for those nurses wishing to gain registration in the UK, the overseas nurses programme is offered as an additional unit; this is a unique opportunity to gain both higher level qualifications and UK registration as a nurse.

Entry requirements

Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (HND); or exceptional evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience; in addition: transcript of nurse training; IELTS 6; for overseas nurses placement: IELTS 6.5; NMC decision letter that does not expire before end of placement; 2 references; CRB and occupational health screening before undertaking.

Course modules

Clinical reasoning in nursing assessment and diagnosis; nursing management of multiple health needs; influencing people and organisations; project management in health and social care; supervising learning and development; assessing and evaluating performance; dissertation; overseas nurses placement (for candidates with an NMC decision letter to proceed to registration).

Assessment methods

Combination of portfolios; learning contracts; exams; practicals; essays; reports; poster presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01234 400400