University of Chester

University of Chester

Professional Nursing

This course is for nurses qualified overseas; within this course, there is an opportunity for students to complete the Overseas Nurses Programme, enabling students to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), thereby improving global employability.

Entry requirements

All prospective students must: be registered as nurses overseas; have at least 1 year's post-qualifying experience; have academic qualifications to degree level (120 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6 equivalent); have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5; in addition those students wishing to undertake the Overseas Nurses Programme must: meet the NMC standards for registration, a decision letter from the NMC is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Clinical context of nursing (core); leadership in nursing (core); research (core); health promotion (optional); overseas nurses programme (optional); infection prevention and control (optional); leadership development and change (optional); clinical examination skills (optional); global health improvement (optional); organisation and management of palliative care (optional); dissertation (core).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Assignments; seminar presentations; individual case studies; coursework; objective structured clinical examinations; and portfolios.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,140 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 1,380 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

HSC Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000