Online Masters Nursing Degree MN

M Nursing

1. Overview

If you are a qualified nurse, this Masters in Nursing course will prepare you to confidently step into a contemporary nursing practice role that demands decision-making, self-directed practice and leadership skills.

It is particularly aimed at Senior Charges Nurses and Nurse Managers within the United Kingdom; or International Practitioners, in similar roles who wish to remain in their own country and undertake Master’s level study within a UK Higher Education Institution.

The Masters in Nursing is innovative in its approach, delivered completely online using our virtual learning environment CampusMoodle, allowing the flexibility over the timing and access of the content with a strong emphasis on practice based learning, allowing you to apply your new knowledge to your own area of practice.

Learning will occur both individually and within a group environment, with formal and informal discussion forums taking place with your student peers though Campus Moodle.

There are exit points within this award to allow you to exit with a post graduate certificate, diploma or an MSc.

2. What you will study

This course is designed for nurses to lead change and develop leadership skills to enable the transformation of health and social care services. This course is designed for you to:

  • Develop a robust theoretical and practical knowledge base
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and skills required to lead practice in a modern health service
  • Examine and develop the necessary leadership skills
  • Devise and develop a relevant evidence based project

There is also a practice-based component that enables you to explore and apply theoretical concepts that relate to your own area of practice.

Many of our students have developed tools that are now making a real difference to the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

3. How you will learn

The course is unique in that it allows the student to explore the nurse led practice dimension of modern health and social care, and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for effective implementation within their specialist zone of professional practice. The course is driven by a philosophy that is student centred; progressive; process driven and practice focused. Although the online modular content is generic in nature, the student will be able to apply the theory within their own modern healthcare service. Therefore the degree is embedded in a practice-based learning approach.

4. Entry requirements

This course is ideal for registered nurses with a degree and normally 2 or more years of experience.

A good honours degree is required in a relevant subject. Applicants having a degree or degree equivalent qualification and relevant work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time may be considered, as may qualifications from an approved professional body. Nurses at the point of registration will be considered if they meet the required academic criteria.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £4,800 for the entire course

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,400 per academic year

International Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £11,000 for the entire course

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £5,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £4,620 entire course

International Students

  • £10,650 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £4,450 entire course

International Students

  • £10,250 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £4,330 entire course
  • £1,445 practice based project

International Students

  • £10,000 entire course
  • £2,500 practice based project

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

You should apply for this course via

If you would like to find out more about this course please contact Heather Bain, Course Leader - Post Registration who will be happy to discuss your individual requirements:

T: 01224 262634


7. Prospects

This course develops greater understanding and the skills of a practitioner in relation to leadership and change management. As healthcare is an ever changing environment, employers will benefit from those who can assist with the workforce and development planning. This course allows students to continue and develop their knowledge and skills within their own areas of practice, enabling them to accelerate their career progression

8. Meet your course leader

Heather Bain is the Course Leader for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc Advanced District Nursing, M Nursing (Nurse Led Practice), and the Master's level CPD portfolio.

Heather Bain's staff profile

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Start date
Course length
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Mode of Attendance
Distance Learning
Academic school
School of Nursing & Midwifery
More information:
Heather Bain +44 (0)1224 262634

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781