Cert/Dip/MMedSci Advanced Nursing Studies

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.

We all put our trust in the healthcare professionals who take care of us and our loved ones. Those professionals trust Sheffield to deliver the kind of training they need.

Because we work so closely with our partners in health and social care, you can be confident that a postgraduate course here will make a positive difference to your working life.

All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They're designed to be flexible, to meet your needs.

About the course

Online course

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to develop their professional practice and move on in their career.

The flexible programme is perfect if you're already in advanced nursing practice or you plan to be. It helps you build on your existing experience and develop new skills.

And it's great value for money. You'll get one-to-one tutorial support and regular interaction with other practitioners from around the world.

Core modules

  • Masters Level Study Skills
  • Legal and Professional Issues in Healthcare
  • Information and Communication in Health Care
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Research Methods
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Teaching, Coaching and Mentorship


You'll be taught entirely by online distance learning with no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups.


Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course - a 3,000-word assignment for each taught unit - and you’ll get feedback from your tutor. You'll also write a dissertation.

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Samantha Treloar, postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Key facts

Course duration

3 years part-time online study

Entry requirements

You'll need a suitable bachelors degree or equivalent. Our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) programme recognises skills and knowledge you have gained through working.

You must be a qualified nurse in your country of residence with at least 12 months of appropriate experience. You can be located anywhere in the world but you'll need access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Contact the department for the latest fee information for this course.

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

We teach the skills that matter

Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.

The world needs healthcare professionals

And we're dedicated to educating them.

We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You'll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill, and the best students' union in the country on your doorstep.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mac Macintosh
E: m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 2054