University of Essex Online - MSc Nursing

This degree will help you develop your knowledge of best-practice patient care and strategic thinking. Your studies will support you on the path towards senior nursing roles, combining specific healthcare modules with insights into leadership and management theory.

New registration dates to be announced soon

  • University of Essex Online, England
  • 11836 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 05 September 2023

Course Information

Transform your career in healthcare by developing the knowledge and practical skills to drive substantial improvements in patient care, disease prevention and public health. Through our specialist postgraduate programmes, you’ll gain an understanding of key concepts within healthcare and learn the latest best practices, that will equip you with the experience to make a difference in your place of work. You can choose from a range of pathways: public health, infection control, international healthcare management or nursing.

You will be taught by subject experts and industry leaders possessing both academic and industry experience – you will be learning from professionals who are well versed in their specialist field.

All our courses are designed to help you reach the next stage in your chosen career path. That’s why we offer a broad range of course options so you can find one that is suited to your career aspirations.

During your course you will be assessed through a mixture of different methods, but no exams, so no late-night exam cramming, or hours spent revising! Instead you will be assessed through written coursework including an individual dissertation.


About the University / School

With a 50+ year heritage, the University of Essex is an award-winning institution. The University is part of the elite group of ‘dual intensive’ universities for teaching and research excellence. It is rated 27th in the UK by the Complete University Guide (CUG 2022).

The University of Essex also delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses online.  They are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, this partnership is since 2007. Students across 140 countries study online programmes. In the National Student Survey (NSS 2021), the University rated 95% for overall student satisfaction: top for overall student satisfaction when compared to other mainstream universities in the UK.


Learning format

You will study in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment. With engaging, interactive course content, it is specifically designed for students to study online and informed by relevant pedagogic principles.

There are discussions, lecture casts and reading all available in an online format which can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

The MSc Nursing is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credit.


Entry requirements

For the academic entry route, you must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a health or social care related subject from an approved institution.

You must also be currently working in clinical practice as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board.

For the work experience entry route, you must have at least three years’ post-qualification work experience as a registered nurse or be licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board, supported by appropriate references.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we will ask you to pass our free online English test.

Apply before:

31 August 2023

New registration dates to be announced soon