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MNurs (Hons) Masters in Nursing (Child)

Join some of the brightest and best students preparing to become the nursing leaders of the future.

Year of entry: 2023/24

UCAS code

B733

Institution code

Y50

Length

4 years full-time

Typical offer

ABB (full entry requirements)

Start date

September 2023(semester dates)

UK (home) fees

£9,250 per year

International and EU fees

£26,800 per year

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The future nursing workforce needs advanced leadership, and higher level clinical and analytical skills.

Applications for this course are closed for 2022/23. Applications for 2023/24 will open in September.

Our four-year course leading to a Masters in Nursing and first level registration as a nurse has been designed with this in mind. It will equip you with the confidence and ability to think critically, apply knowledge and skills, and provide expert, evidence-based, direct nursing care.

Accreditation

After completing this degree students will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.

Course content

Our courses are based around four central themes. Each theme covers an essential part of the knowledge you need to understand health and to be able to provide effective care. 

Biosciences and Pharmacology

This theme will help you to build solid understanding of the biological makeup of a healthy person, and then apply this knowledge as you explore how ill health and disease affect the body and mind.

Psychological and sociological aspects of health and ill-health

You'll explore how we view and understand health, while reflecting on how culture and community affect these perceptions. You’ll also examine how health education can be used throughout people’s lives, and discuss how ethical and legal issues inform healthcare.

Professional development and evidence-based practice

You’ll work on broadening your emotional intelligence and develop your ability to reflect on your own work. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of what’s expected from you as an effective nursing practitioner.

Application to nursing practice

You’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action during a number of placements in a variety of settings across the region. Our dedicated practice learning team will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of these experiences

Year 1

You'll focus on developing your understanding of health and wellbeing. You'll also gain a solid grounding in healthcare practice, and consider the role of nursing within health and social care. 

Core modules

You'll study core modules covering the following topics:

Academic integrity module

In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.

Year 2

You'll focus on ill-health and disease while developing your knowledge of quality care. You'll learn how to take a person-centred approach to healthcare, considering an individual's personal experience of ill-health when deciding how to care for them.

Core modules

You'll study core modules covering the following topics:

Year 3

You'll focus on working with individuals with complex needs, learning how to plan person-centred care in a variety of settings. You'll solidify your knowledge of safe practice, developing a secure understanding of how to evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk. 

Core modules

You'll study core modules covering the following topics:

Year 4

You will spend your final year developing your expertise in evidence-based nursing practice, aligned with your individual interests and aspirations. You will finish the year ready to be a leader in the delivery of complex nursing care.

Core modules

Option modules

You will also study two option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:

The options available to you will be confirmed in year 3. For further information please get in touch.

Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.

Learning by design

Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Engage in compassionate and reflective practice, taking accountability for their own actions and those they lead.
  • Work in partnership at an advanced level with individuals, families, communities and other professionals to promote health and maintain quality of life.
  • Use enhanced knowledge, skills and expertise to assess individuals with complex needs to diagnose and plan person-centred care in a variety of settings, and across the lifespan.
  • Synthesize evidence to inform leadership and nursing practice.
  • Lead, manage and support staff and teams across a range of care settings.
  • Access, assess and evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk, ensure safe practice and improve quality including at a strategic and organisational level
  • Develop and lead care across a range of organisations and settings.
  • Communicate effectively in an accessible way with individuals, professionals and in a wider organisational setting, using a range of techniques and strategies.
Nursing provides the greatest opportunity to learn so much about others, as well as yourself. You will find strengths and confidence you never knew you had: a new understanding of empathy and compassion, and a true sense of pride in what you do and achieve.
Megan, BSc Nursing (Child)

Find out more about Megan's experience

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees

UK (home) International and EU
£9,250 £26,800

UK (home) or international fees?

The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.

Fees for subsequent years

  • UK (home) fees may increase within the government fee cap in subsequent academic years. We will notify you of any increase as soon as we can.
  • International fees are subject to increase in subsequent years in line with the prevailing Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate (up to a maximum of 10%).

More information

For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.

Additional costs

You'll have to meet the costs of uniform replacement or missed occupational health appointments. You'll also have to pay for Professional Association Fees (Indemnity) which is covered in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Unison Student Membership (approximately £10 per year).

Depending on what you choose to do, you may also have to meet costs related to your placements. 

Uniform provision, Occupational Health Screening, and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are included in your fees.

Funding

We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2023/24 throughout the year.

NHS Learning Support Fund

Eligible Nursing students can receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year (nhs.uk) to support their academic studies. This is on top of the standard government support for tuition fees and living costs and doesn't need to be paid back.

Living costs

You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.

Teaching and assessment

We've designed our courses so that all nursing students work together in their seminars, lectures and practical work.

Teaching and assessment methods

I've been to Westminster to lobby MPs about nursing education and how that's funded, I've attended workshops in London and met innovators and leaders in the nursing field, plus I've been published in the Royal College of Nursing bulletin. When I started this course, I never thought I'd have achieved those things.
Felix, BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Find out more about Felix's experiences

Careers and skills

You'll leave York with a thorough understanding of how to succeed as a registered nurse, and a range of transferable skills that will help you no matter what career path you decide to follow. 

Career opportunities and transferable skills

Entry requirements

Typical offer
A levels

ABB

We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking

Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass 60 credits with at least 45 credits achieved at Level 3. You must achieve 30 level 3 credits at distinction and 15 level 3 credits at merit. At least 15 level 3 credits should be in science subjects.
BTEC National Extended Diploma

DDM

Cambridge Pre-U D3, M2, M2
European Baccalaureate 75% overall average
International Baccalaureate 34 overall.
T levels We will consider a range of T Level qualifications for entry. Please visit our dedicated T Levels page for a full list of accepted T Levels.
Other qualifications Other qualifications are accepted by the University. Please contact the department for more information.
Other international qualifications Equivalent qualifications from your country

Additional requirements

You should also hold GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at Grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent.

Alternative offers

Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.

Criteria Adjustment
Widening participation If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to three A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Black Access Programme, Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS, YorWay to York. More about widening participation.
Contextual offers If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.
EPQ If you achieve C or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.
Core Maths If you achieve B or higher in Core Maths, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement
IELTS (Academic and Indicator) 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each component
GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language) Grade C / Grade 4

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

If you've not met our English language requirements

You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.

The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.

After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.

Applying

To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

You must provide a reference on your application. This preferably should be an academic reference from your school or college. If you are in employment then you can supply a reference from your employer. If you do not supply a reference when you apply your application may not be considered.

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