MSc Professional Practice

(General Practice Nursing)

The MSc Professional Practice (General Practice Nursing) is designed for mid-career practice nurses who want to progress their careers. It is a really flexible alternative for established practice nurses who may not want to commit to a full MSc straightaway or may not want to follow a career as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
The MSc is online and flexible which allows students to study at a pace that suits them on a modular basis if they prefer. This avoids the commitment of signing up to a full MSc from the start.
There is a wide choice of modules so students can create a bespoke course that is tailored towards their specific interests and career aspirations. Potential career options might be, developing a specialist interest and becoming a lead within the practice for a specific area of practice nursing, taking up a strategic or leadership role within the PCN or ICS or exploring a clinical academic role for example. Non-medical prescribing can be taken as part of the MSc and can be credited in as prior learning if already undertaken. The Professional Practice Programme is designed to be flexible, and practice led. Modules can be studied as a stand-alone unit of study or students have the option of enrolling on the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or full MSc. For those that enrol for module only there is opportunity to transfer the credits to the MSc at a later date. For further information please contact the professional navigator at

An overview of the course is available at the link below. Any practice nurses who would like to know more or talk through their options is advised to contact the course lead to discuss the best options for their individual circumstances, see contact details below.

Each 20 credit module costs £720 (there may be a small increase for September 2022)

Enquiries and for more information please contact Sue Shortland Associate Professor in Primary Care, Queens Nurse & Senior Teaching Fellow:

For further information please see the webpage