UWS Clearing 2022

MSc Adult Nursing





2 years full-time




September 2022



About the course

The MSc Adult Nursing is an exciting two-year pre-registration conversion course for existing graduates.

This course will build upon your graduate skill base and enable you to become a highly educated adult nurse with longer-term potential for management, leadership roles, consultancy, as well as education and research roles.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain a critical and detailed knowledge of life and social science theory, and critically explore systematic approaches to the delivery of nursing care in response to health improvement and public health strategies, You will also focus on developing your communication and interpersonal skills that will enhance your ability to provide values-based, person-centred, compassionate care, particularly to vulnerable individuals. In the final year, you will also undertake a piece of substantive research on a topic of contemporary practice specific to adult nursing.

The MSc is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration as a Registered Nurse (Adult).

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • possess an appropriate Ordinary bachelor’s degree in biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject obtained within five years
  • be able to provide an academic reference, as well as copies of your formal university transcript and award certificate

All applicants must also satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council including evidence of literacy and numeracy for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2010 Standards). All applicants will need to demonstrate this with acceptable qualification awards in both English and Maths. You must also be able to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy.*

In terms of Scottish qualifications, numeracy must be demonstrated in Maths* and you should hold at least:

  • SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) or SQA Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) or SQA Standard Grade (Credit) or an alternative, equivalent qualification. Otherwise Numeracy testing will be required.

* for Scottish applicants, SQA Life Skill Mathematics / Application of Mathematics are acceptable alternatives to SQA National 5 Maths, if they have been awarded at National 5 level.


An offer to study is also dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks:

  • personal interview
  • health screening
  • membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Further Information

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.


You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.