University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Nursing Studies

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to develop their professional practice and move on in their careers. The flexible programme is perfect if you�re already in advanced nursing practice or you plan to be. It helps you build on your existing experience and develop new skills. And it�s great value for money. You�ll get one-to-one tutorial support and regular interaction with other practitioners from around the world.

Entry requirements

A suitable bachelors degree or the equivalent. Our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) programme recognises skills and knowledge you�ve gained through work. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: masters level study skills; legal and professional issues in health care; information and communication in health care; leadership and change management; research methods; health promotion and education; evidence-based practice; teaching, coaching and mentorship. Optional modules: key issues in national and global public health; recognising and responding to patient deterioration in the acute setting.

Assessment methods

The course is taught entirely online. There�s no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups. Your work is assessed throughout the course � a 3,000-word assignment for each taught unit. You�ll get feedback from your tutor. You�ll also write a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMedSci Part-time - 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2054