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MSc Adult Nursing / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
MSc Adult Nursing
2 Years Full Time
Entry requirements
We require an undergraduate degree with at least an Upper Second in any subject.

We also require:

  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 or above
  • GCSE English Language grade B/6 or above
  • GCSE Science subject (grade B/6 in subjects such as Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Single Award Science). GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science. 

We also require 575 hours of health care related experience in a care setting, eg a care home or hospital volunteering, and 500 hours of prior learning, which will be assessed via a portfolio.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply
As this is a pre-registration course, you need to apply through UCAS  (UCAS code B742).

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK for Nursing (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Study in a department that has produced leading nurse practitioners, researchers and policymakers.
  • Gain experience in a wide range of learning environments at nearby Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, including leadership, education and research.
  • Work alongside internationally renowned clinicians and nurse consultants in a wide range of specialties including wound care, digital health, emergency medicine, infection prevention and control and clinical decision making.
  • Please note this course is subject to NMC approval.

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,250
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £19,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

As per the recent government announcement, all nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back.

The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing and midwifery students, and to many allied health students, from September 2020. More information is on the GOV.UK website .

Find out about the financial support available to students starting at Manchester here .

One fees-only widening participation scholarship may be available for each intake. For further information, please contact


Additional expenses

There are no additional expenses. Although you will be required to travel to placement settings, these costs will be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Nursing Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 543 4700
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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