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.

Being on placement is one of my favourite parts of the course. Whilst on placement I feel really well supported both by the academic staff at the University and my mentor.

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

About the course

September 2018 start

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

Samantha Treloar, postgraduate student in the School of Nursing and MidwiferyCore modules

  • Masters Level Study Skills
  • Legal and Professional Issues in Healthcare
  • Evidence Based Practice 
  • Research Methods
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Education and Teaching for Health Care Professionals
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

You'll take one from the following:

  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Care and Management of the Renal Patient
  • Identifying and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient

The modules are subject to availability.

Teaching and assessment

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.

Course duration

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

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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

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

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Any questions?

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

Dr Parveen Ali
E: parven.ali@sheffield.ac.uk
T: 0114 222 2046

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