You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including critical thinking, knowledge and application of research methods, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning.
You’ll also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of the profession, and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role.
The course will also enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at strategic levels.
The School of Health & Social Care is one of the largest in Scotland, providing education and training to nurses and midwives, both at pre- and post-registration level. We offer a supportive environment to encourage your personal and professional development.
Based over three years, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study. There is no mandatory attendance requirements and all lectures are on-line, meaning that your learning experience with be the same whether you are studying in the UK or abroad.
What you study
Leadership for innovation and practice
Advanced decision making across the lifespan
Research approaches in health and social care
Child Protection route:
Child Protection in Context; Child Protection:Risk to Reality; Safeguarding within a Public Protection Agenda
Child Protection:Risk to Reality
Safeguarding within a Public Protection Agenda
Research Approaches in Health and Social Care
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be well-equipped for advancement in your nursing career, or move to a research-based role.
As a graduate you'll enjoy increased employment opportunities in the field you choose, and you can choose to specialise in a wide range of fields: midwifery, nursing, clinical, child health, neonatal health, child protection, learning disabilities or mental health.
Applicants must be a qualified health or social care practitioner, with a degree or equivalent experience. We look for candidates to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.