Nursing MSc (CID1226)




University of Sunderland

Nursing MSc

Course overview 

This Masters course builds on the knowledge, skills and experience that you have already gained from an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Nursing is increasingly a profession where higher qualifications are required for promotion. A Masters qualification can help you take on roles like nurse team manager and nurse consultant. Such roles will allow you to continue your professional development and make a bigger contribution to people’s health and well-being.

The content of this course is based on the NHS Leadership Framework, including managing people, working within teams, making decisions, evaluating impact and facilitating transformation. You will refine and practise skills and also enhance your ability to teach, mentor and manage other members of the healthcare team.

The course also responds to changes in the public health system. Modules include epidemiology and sociological perspectives in health. Everything that you study will be directly related to the needs of the NHS and other healthcare employers.

The final stage of the Masters develops research rigour as you undertake a primary piece of hands-on research. Your project will draw on our Department’s expertise, which includes patient-centred care and public health interventions.

Recent graduates from the course have gained promotion into higher-banded roles in the NHS. Other graduates have progressed to doctoral programmes and moved into lecturing and teaching.

Teaching and Assessment

 We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, case studies, presentations, group work, directed study and tutorials.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, a case study, exams and presentations.

Information about course regulations and documentation can be found on the Academic Services website.

Modular structure


  • Research Methods and Project Management (20 Credits)
  • Sociological Perspectives in Health (20 Credits)
  • Epidemiology for Public Health (20 Credits)
  • Teaching, Learning, Leadership (60 Credits)
  • Masters Project (60 Credits)

Fees and funding

The annual tuition fee for this course is £4,750 for students from the UK / EU. If you are a University of Sunderland graduate, you will receive a £750 alumni discount on your tuition fee.

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