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Nursing Studies (for overseas nurses) MSc

This course is not currently running.

The Nursing Studies MSc is a bespoke full time, 18-month programme for nurses qualified overseas, that supports and develops the study skills and knowledge base essential for nursing.

The programme has been developed together with nurses from practice and international students who have successfully studied for a BSc (Hons) at the University of Worcester. It will provide you with a high quality education with flexibility and support. The Nursing Studies MSc is a bespoke full time, 18-month programme that supports and develops the study skills and knowledge base essential for nursing.

Benefits of doing the programme:

The University of Worcester seeks to produce graduates who are equipped to be high achieving citizens throughout their lives. This programme aims to enhance your employability in an international context. It aims to contribute to the improvement and development of healthcare in your own country. Employers will value the skills and qualities of a University of Worcester graduate as you will be able to take responsibility for your own learning and development, plan and make critically informed decisions through the transferable skills of self awareness, resilience, and creative enterprising. The Masters programme is stimulating and develops a critical appreciation of health and social care within a contemporary, social, political, economic and cultural context. This is a full-time, module programme which will help you to enhance your practice and advance into new roles.

Due to a change in NMC procedures we are no longer able to offer an NMC approved Overseas Nursing Programme.  Please refer to the NMC website.


The Nursing Studies MSc is an 18-month masters degree

Key points

  • This will not give you Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration so you will not be able to work as a qualified nurse in the UK.

The structure of the Nursing Studies MSc is as follows:

18-month masters degree (September –December) (180 credits at level 7)

  • MSAP4001- Challenging and enhancing services
  • MSAP4002 – Research methods in healthcare
  • MSAP 4071 – Leading and managing people
  • MSNS 4007 - Patient centred assessment in clinical practice
  • MSNS 4008 - The care and management of people with non-communicable diseases
  • MSPH 4005 – Global health
  • MSPH 4007 – Climate change and public health
  • MSNS 4000 - Dissertation

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 18-month Nursing Studies MSc

  • Recognised nursing qualification in home country
  • Students who enter the programme must normally hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class honours degree
  • If English is not their first language, students will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element, or equivalent).
  • Appropriate entry visa to study in the UK.

Additional information

Pre-sessional English course


The University of Worcester puts on pre-sessional English courses over 6 or 10 weeks if you need to:

  • Raise your IELTS or equivalent score
  • Want to improve your level of general and academic English
  • Seek an introduction to academic English and develop study skills to succeed.


The University of Worcester may decide that you will need to undertake one of these courses before you start the programme. Courses run over the summer before the September start date.


The course content includes:

  • Academic vocabulary extension
  • Academic reading skills and strategy
  • Listening strategies for lecturers and note taking skills
  • Grammar practice
  • Guidance regarding the avoidance of plagiarism
  • Skills in citing and referencing sources
  • Presentations
  • Seminar style discussions
  • Time management strategies
  • Recognition and development of preferred learning styles
  • Life in Britain today


Each application will be considered on its own merits in relation to English language skills.

How much does it cost?


For full details of the MSc course and any necessary pre-sessional course fees, please see our course fees page.




Earn while you learn:


You can also have the opportunity to earn while you learn as your visa will usually allow you to work and earn for up to 20 hours per week. You can choose to work part time in local nursing homes as a healthcare assistant. This will give you an opportunity to experience hands-on nursing care in a UK setting. Other part time work is also available.

Get in touch

Get in touch

International Recruitment
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove

Tel: +44 (0)1905 542640
Fax: +44 (0)1905 855326

To apply, contact:
00 44 1905 85 5111