MSc in Nursing Studies (International)


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Program Description

Nurses worldwide are at the forefront of innovation and development in health and social care delivery. There are increasing demands on nurses to cope with advances in technology and role change whilst drawing on evidence-based practice and working in dynamic environments to ensure the best quality outcomes for their patients.

In the current climate of international mobility, the ability to work effectively with people of varied cultures has become essential, as healthcare delivery may conflict with patients’ cultural beliefs, standards and practices.

The MSc Nursing Studies (International) is a theoretically focused programme, developed specifically for the international student working towards an advanced practice role. The vision for this Award is to develop nurses/midwives who are able to actively engage in lifelong learning, work effectively with people of varied cultures, beliefs, and practices and evaluate evidence-based practise and literature to inform, advance and lead practice and service delivery.

Through the use of face to face teaching, alongside technology-enabled learning, the Award will provide a rich learning environment and opportunity for an exchange of perspectives and experiences on many levels for international students, not just culturally but also around service developments and the challenges for nursing care delivery.

Furthermore, the Award will provide a diverse and enriching opportunity for students, as part of a nursing/midwifery community of practitioners, to examine barriers to health care. By advancing and facilitating levels of strategic thinking, debate, criticality and analysis, the Award will impact on students area of practice, professional role and provide the necessary knowledge to underpin developments in nursing/midwifery.

Entry requirements

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, NVQ level 6 or equivalent or a relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Nursing registration with the professional body in the student’s home country
  • Students whose qualifications do not meet the entry requirements above, but who have significant experience and other evidence of ability to study at this level will also be considered

English language requirements

  • Students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (with at least 5.5 in each of the sub-tests) if English is not their first language.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

What you will study

Please note that for 2020 entry, the module information is subject to change.



  • Managing Change (LEM7004-C)
  • Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute & Long Term Conditions (NUR7015-C)
  • Preparing for a Systematic review (RES7006-C)
  • Pursuing a Systematic review (RES7007-E)


  • Cross-cultural Communication in Contemporary Global Context (DIM7003-C)
  • Cancer - Understanding Treatment, Management and Care (NUR7035-C)
  • Evidence-Based Diabetes Care (International) (NUR7018-C)
  • Good Practice in the Physical Health Care of People with a Mental Health condition/Learning Disability (NUR7026-C)
  • Health Promotion in Practice (NUR7052-B)
  • Communicable Disease: Emergence, Detection, and Response (NUR7038-C)
  • Public Health (PUH7002-C)
  • Supporting Those Facing Loss: An Interdisciplinary Approach (NUR7031-C)
  • Adult Cardiology: Examination, Assessment, and Intervention (NUR7019-C)
  • Leadership for Advanced Practitioners (LEM7011-C)
  • Diabetes in Clinical Practice (NUR7040-C)
  • Palliative Care for Children/Young People with a Life-Limiting Illness (NUR7029-C)
  • Safeguarding People (NUR7030-C)
  • Working with Communities to Improve Health (NUR7013-C)
  • Woman, Health and Wellbeing (REH7001-C)

Learning and assessment

Whilst following this programme of study you will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods - these methods are dependent on modules studied. However, student-centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning as you develop your academic skills. There are a number of approaches to the manner in which modules are delivered and these include study day attendance, distance learning, and blended learning.

The aims of the teaching and learning strategies have been designed so that you will be given the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding, advance your knowledge and critical thinking and develop technical skills. The modules offer you the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the knowledge and skills you may have acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the workplace.

Your course of study will expose you to a range of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies required to achieve the learning outcomes.

Fees, finance and scholarships

Tuition fee

  • Home/EU: £8,570 per year
  • International: £19,890 per year


Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships website.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work, and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

One of the University of Bradford's goals is to equip all our students with the attributes and capabilities to be confident and capable in their life beyond university.

Last updated Mar 2020

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