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Nursing (Children’s Nursing), MSc Postgraduate prospectus

  • If you hold a degree and are striving for a rewarding career as a Registered Children’s Nurse, our innovative MSc could be the right choice for you.
  • We arrange clinical placements with local NHS Trusts allowing you to learn alongside experienced professionals.
  • Lessons on campus will take place in simulated wards, in addition to lecture theatres and seminar rooms, taught by a first-class team of highly skilled, expert lecturers.

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2 years full time



It takes a unique blend of sensitivity and skill to become a compassionate and successful Children's Nurse.

At the University of Greenwich, we offer excellent teaching, student support and all-round experience, as reflected in our position as 1st in London for student satisfaction with The Complete University Guide 2017.


Our Children's Nursing masters degree will provide you with a varied and fascinating glimpse into the many possibilities for your future career. 

We provide exceptional opportunities with clinical placements across the Children's Nursing spectrum. Here, you will have the chance to be placed within renowned local NHS Trusts throughout London and the South East.

These placements will provide you with a vital opportunity to put your theoretical learning into practice, working alongside highly skilled and experienced Children's Nurses. These are practitioners at the cutting-edge of patient care delivering excellent services in acute and primary care settings. Your placements will also provide you with opportunities to satisfy the requirements of the EU Directives.

During your training, you will experience the work of specialist services, for example in community Children's Nursing teams and children's emergency departments. This is in addition to on-going care services for children with long term and complex needs, including end of life care.

Your future

Our first-class team of highly skilled and expert nurse lecturers will work with you to make sure you reach your full potential and achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010).

We are here to help you take forward your career aspirations and join us as members of our professional register.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree; normally a 2.1 in any subject
  • A minimum of three GCSEs, including English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • 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 checks.

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 our Masters programme will enhance our student's employment prospects by creating reflective self-learners, promoting creative thinking and innovation. We also highly encourage future leadership, management, consultant nurse or research roles.

Specialised equipment

Lessons on campus are taught in state of the art simulated wards, as well as fully equipped skills laboratories, lecture theatre and conference halls.

Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.

The courses within our Master's degree will offer both theoretical and practice learning in a variety of settings. We have excellent links with the NHS and other care providers and will arrange your placements in both hospitals and community settings.

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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