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Nursing (Adult Nursing), MSc Postgraduate prospectus

  • Explore a stimulating career by joining our innovative MSc programme for the next step towards your future career.
  • We offer graduate eligibility to apply for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council to work as a nurse for adults.
  • Our programme gives you excellent job prospects in a variety of roles and specialities.



Our programme will ensure you gain the characteristics today which employers are looking for in the nurses of tomorrow. 

Our first-class team of skilled, expert and research-active nurse lecturers will work with you to make sure you achieve your full potential enabling you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an Adult Nurse. Our training will equip you to communicate effectively and develop the analytical and critical thinking, decision-making skills needed to make a difference.

Our MSc programme provides quality training alongside strong tutor support and a vibrant student experience, which is reflected in our position as 2nd in London for student satisfaction. Your training will ensure you develop in confidence and ability, preparing you to become a caring and compassionate clinician.

At the University of Greenwich, we are dedicated to supporting you to becoming professional nurses fit to take forward the Adult Nursing profession. We will offer you committed and passionate teaching in order to achieve your goals.


Your clinical placements will span across the whole spectrum of Adult Nursing. We offer the opportunity to undergo placements with internationally renowned Trusts such as St Bart's Health and Kings College NHS Foundation, as well as more locally based services in Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust. 

The duration of your training will provide you with hands on experience and the time to put your theoretical learning into practice, alongside highly skilled Adult Nurses in acute and rehabilitation services as well as specialist fields such as intensive care nursing, emergency care and public health.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree; normally a 2.1 in any subject 
  • PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs including English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • PLUS experience of working/volunteering in a health/social care setting for at least 750 hours within the past five years.

In addition candidates must:

  • Attend an interview 
  • Undertake literacy and numeracy testing
  • Provide evidence of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service and health check.

Additional information:

In line with NMC requirements, students who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an IELTS examination results (academic or general) where the scores are at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and where the overall average score is at least 7.0.

Extra information


  • Essays, 
  • OSCE, 
  • Reports, 
  • Examination, 
  • Practice assessment document.

Professional recognition

The programme will have conjoint approval for the University of Greenwich and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Completion of the Masters programme will enhance our student's employment prospects by creating reflective self-learners, promoting creative thinking and innovation whilst encouraging their future leadership, management, consultant nurse or research roles.

Specialised equipment

Fully equipped skills laboratories and simulated wards on campus are utilised to support learning.

What we offer

At the University of Greenwich, we want to make the experience for our health and social care students as simple as possible, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring our students get the best experience. To support our students on these courses we offer a package that includes;

  • Free occupational Health costs, including immunizations
  • Full uniform set
  • Aspire@Greenwich scheme in partnership with John Smiths student stores worth £200*.

*Eligible students only. Terms and conditions apply.

Apply to study this programme via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service website.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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