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Adult Nursing MSc: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

  • A health or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above.
  • A minimum of 650 hours of health or social care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate the achievement of 650 hours of recent experience. Successful achievement of this form, along with a testimony, are a condition for entry to the programme.
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and, maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.
  • Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or an equivalent (eg Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an Academic IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent overall and at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. 
  • The UCAS personal statement must include:
    • how you have researched the profession of nursing;
    • examples of how you have worked with vulnerable people or worked in teams where you have developed skills which may be relevant to nursing;
    • how you have gained insight into the course eg open days, speaking to other people; and
    • your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing. 

Interview and Selection

  • All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview and selection day. 
  • Interviews will be undertaken by academic members of staff, service users and service-side colleagues using the multi-mini interview technique (MMIs). MMIs are value-based short structured interviews that assess some of the NHS key values and attributes required for the course and the nursing profession. These are similar in format to the OSCEs used to assess practice elements of the programme. Kingston and St George's were the first university to introduce MMIs for nursing, which have now been adopted widely across the country. Research has shown that the MMIs have a higher level of validity in the offer making process than traditional interview techniques. 
  • During the day, you will also have an informal assessment of your current digital literacy skills, which provides us with a baseline to develop your digital skills during the course.
  • Candidates called for interview will also be required to sit a literacy test in the form of an essay.
  • Admission is subject to occupational health screening and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check if you are offered and accept a place on the course.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5735
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