University of Hull

University of Hull

Advanced Neonatal Practice

This programme is aimed at neonatal nurses wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the delivery of advanced neonatal care. Combining theory and practical work through realistic work assignments, this highly relevant MSc is delivered in a flexible way to allow you to fit your studies around work and life commitments. Entry is open to neonatal nurses and midwives who hold a recognised neonatal qualification and have at least four years of experience. Other health professionals are eligible for entry to modules provided they work within a neonatal setting where they will be able to achieve the relevant learning outcomes. The support of your manager is essential, to ensure that you are given time and opportunity to gain the requisite experience and skills. Applicants should be able to articulate a rationale for expanding their neonatal role and demonstrate clear lines of accountability for this role within their area of practice. Local applicants may be eligible for funding from the Yorkshire and The Humber Local Education and Training Board (YHLETB).

Entry requirements

Typically you are expected to have a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline, plus appropriate experience in a professional environment; competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Modules are generally delivered in half-day sessions. Students would normally attend one or two half-day sessions per week each semester, although attendance is largely achieved via the virtual learning environment and/or in practice for some modules. Core modules: Self as leader; advanced neonatal practice; examination of the newborn; research and literature review methods; neonatal physiology; driving specialist development through contact learning; dissertation.

Assessment methods

It is expected that students will complete the programme within 3 years, however it is possible to 'step off' at 60 credits (postgraduate certificate) and 120 credits (postgraduate diploma). All taught modules require 80 per cent attendance.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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