2019 start
PG Certificate
PG Diploma

Advanced Nursing Studies

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to build on their existing experience and develop new skills.
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Course description

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

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 value for money: you’ll get one-to-one tutorial support and regular interaction with other practitioners from around the world.

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Core modules

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

Optional modules

  • Key Issues in National and Global Public Health
  • Recognising and Responding to Patient Deterioration in the Acute Setting.


The course is taught entirely online. There’s no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups. 


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


3 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject.

You must be a qualified nurse in your country of residence with at least 12 months‘ appropriate experience. You can be based 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

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


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

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+44 114 222 2054

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.