Adult Nursing with Registration

UCAS codes

  • BR40 H MSc/ANR  - Adult Nursing with Registration

Course contact

Hazel McWhinnie
(+44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)

Qualifications and durations

MSc - 2 years full-time


Start date(s)

  • February

Entry requirements

Candidates must:

  • possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject
  • provide a personal/employer reference
  • provide an academic reference and formal university transcript
  • demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy
  • undertake successful personal interview, health screening and Protection of Vulnerable Groups screening

Overseas applicants, in addition to the above, must complete the academic version of the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections and at least an overall score of 7.0 (NMC Circular 1/2007). Please see page 174 for more details.

This exciting, innovative two year pre-registration course is the first of its kind in Scotland that is underpinned by masters level education, enabling you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles.
A first degree or qualifications at Level 9 or above; or qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent to SCQF level of a 1st degree; and experience of working in a care environment that enables the student to have access to a clinical supervisor.
Designed for graduates with an appropriate degree in health, biological or social sciences, nursing or a related subject wishing to change careers, this programme will prepare student nurses for professional registration. There is a strong evidence-based focus which develops existing knowledge and research skills and you will engage in a combination of theory, clinical simulation, reflection, personal development planning and practice learning experiences. Ongoing assessment, practical experience and clinical simulation will develop nurses who are fit-for-practice.

Your Learning

The programme has three parts containing a mixture of theory and practice core modules. There are three 20 credit modules in Part 1 and 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60 credit theory/practice dissertation module.

The programme aims to prepare student nurses for professional registration, with key components including the delivery of person-centred care, compassionate care, values-based care, the patient safety agenda and professional, legal and ethical issues.

A recognised innovative feature of the programme is the approach of clinical simulation used for skills demonstration, practice, and development throughout the programme which allows you to practise skills in a safe, realistic environment.
UWS produces nurses who are fit-for-practice and who will contribute to the leadership of a competent, dynamic workforce. Graduates secure employment within a range of healthcare areas. Practice learning experiences are available in one of five West of Scotland health boards: NHS Ayrshire and Arran; NHS Dumfries and Galloway; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; NHS Lanarkshire and NHS The State Hospital. You will experience the 24 hour/7 day continuum of care which represents contemporary healthcare delivery, enhancing your clinical skills and integrating theory with practice. This also includes private, independent and voluntary organisations. This programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration within their specific field.
“There is a good mix of theory and practice with sessions delivered in a way that is informative and enjoyable. The academic side is challenging but students are supported and encouraged to think with a critical mind which will come in useful when I enter the nursing profession. It’s rewarding to put my learning into practice in various
placement experiences.”
Toni McIntosh, Adult Nursing student

Useful Information

    • All theoretical modules are taught at Hamilton Campus. Practice learning experiences will be undertaken within the health board area in which the student resides.

    BSc Adult Nursing