Health Sciences

MSc CHILDREN'S NURSING - PREREGISTRATION (FEBRUARY START)

Key details 

MSC CHILDREN'S NURSING - PREREGISTRATION (FEBRUARY START)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

Your progress will be assessed using a range of methods. This will allow you to achieve the necessary academic credits needed to be awarded a Master’s degree qualification and ensure you demonstrate achievement of the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) to be eligible to register as a Children’s Nurse. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessment that help you prepare for the summative (formal) assessments. These include applied written assignments, examination, oral presentations, practice-based assessment and use of professional portfolios.

Feedback:

You will receive feedback on your formative (practice) assignments from your lecturers. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final summative (formal) assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your lecturers.

For formative (practice) assignments we always aim to give you feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For summative (formal) assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in.

Your practice assessment is divided into three parts over the two-year course. You will receive formative and summative feedback from your practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor. 

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Assessment for Year 2

Your progress will be assessed using a range of methods. This will allow you to achieve the necessary academic credits needed to be awarded a Master’s degree qualification and ensure you demonstrate achievement of the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) to be eligible to register as a Children’s Nurse. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessment that help you prepare for the summative (formal) assessments. These include applied written assignments, examination, oral presentations, practice-based assessment and use of professional portfolios.

Feedback:

You will receive feedback on your formative (practice) assignments from your lecturers. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final summative (formal) assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your lecturers.

For formative (practice) assignments we always aim to give you feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For summative (formal) assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in.

Your practice assessment is divided into three parts over the two-year course. You will receive formative and summative feedback from your practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

Your progress will be assessed using a range of methods. This will allow you to achieve the necessary academic credits needed to be awarded a Master’s degree qualification and ensure you demonstrate achievement of the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) to be eligible to register as a Children’s Nurse. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessment that help you prepare for the summative (formal) assessments. These include applied written assignments, examination, oral presentations, practice-based assessment and use of professional portfolios.

Feedback:

You will receive feedback on your formative (practice) assignments from your lecturers. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final summative (formal) assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your lecturers.

For formative (practice) assignments we always aim to give you feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For summative (formal) assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in.

Your practice assessment is divided into three parts over the two-year course. You will receive formative and summative feedback from your practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Your progress will be assessed using a range of methods. This will allow you to achieve the necessary academic credits needed to be awarded a Master’s degree qualification and ensure you demonstrate achievement of the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) to be eligible to register as a Children’s Nurse. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessment that help you prepare for the summative (formal) assessments. These include applied written assignments, examination, oral presentations, practice-based assessment and use of professional portfolios.

Feedback:

You will receive feedback on your formative (practice) assignments from your lecturers. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final summative (formal) assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your lecturers.

For formative (practice) assignments we always aim to give you feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For summative (formal) assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in.

Your practice assessment is divided into three parts over the two-year course. You will receive formative and summative feedback from your practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent; this programme is also applicable if you are a registered Mental Health, Learning Disabilities or Adult Nurse who wishes to become a NMC registered Children's Nurse. If you are a registered nurse looking for post-registration study opportunities within your own field of practice then this course is not suitable and you may wish to consider our other post-registration, professional nursing courses delivered at Degree and Master's level.

Degree subject

All subject areas considered

GCSE offer

Applicants will be required to have a minimum of GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 / C or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

Following interview, successful candidates will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) online portfolio set against defined NMC outcomes (NMC, 2018), which, on confirmation of achievement, candidates will be eligible to commence the MSc accelerated programme in 2 years.

RPL Information
Due to its ‘shortened’ design graduate entrants are required to demonstrate 460 equivalent theoretical learning hours before starting the programme as a condition of the admissions process. This is achieved through the completion of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Portfolio. In order to start the programme and progress you need to successfully complete the RPL.

As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

PLACEMENTS

As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 76 (minimum 76 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview. 
Interview invitations will be sent by email. Please keep a close eye on all emails from UEA after you submit your application. 

Interview Format
Our interviews for 2023 will take place on our campus. You will be invited to a morning or afternoon session by email. The email will include the arrival time and building location. We use a few of the buildings on our campus for interviews, but they will either be on our Main Campus or on our West Campus (which is around a 20-minute walk from the centre of the Main Campus, near the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital). The session will last no longer than 3 hours in total. 

You will take part in ‘multiple mini-interviews’ with academic staff members from the School of Health Sciences, clinicians from the profession you are applying for, 3rd year students from the course, and/or health service users.

Note that we will not disclose interview questions in advance of the interviews, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have an interest in people and a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in healthcare).

Experience of Healthcare

We are aware that it is a difficult time to try to gain relevant experience in healthcare.  We will take this into account and will adapt our expectations. 

Keep in mind that clinical work experience is not generally a requirement for applying to train in healthcare, but it is important to show that you are able to work with people and appreciate the health and social care setting. It is important to remember why we look for work experience in an application; this in turn can help you think of the numerous ways that you might be able to demonstrate how you have acquired relevant experience. 

We will want to see that you understand what a career in Health involves. Work experience, and other related experiences, are only as valuable as the way you talk about them and what understanding you take from them. While we will expect you to show some understanding of what it is like to be the professional of your choice, part of this involves demonstrating that you know what it is like to work in a responsible role, particularly with the public.

Any activity or life experience that helps you to prepare for training to be a healthcare professional will help. This means any activity that allows you to demonstrate that you have:

- Had people-focused experience of providing a service, care, support or help to others, and that you understand the realities of working in a caring profession.
- Developed some of the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health professional such as conscientiousness, effective communication and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people. The values that we are looking for are set out in the NHS Constitution.
- A realistic understanding of Health and Social Care and in particular the physical, organisational and emotional demands of the career.

 

 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in February each year.

Course Reference Number: 6949581

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: Pre-Registration courses are full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £9,250 per academic year, totaling £18,500.

  • International Students: Course fee charged as £39,600 over two academic years, £19,800 per academic year. 2022-23 entrants are liable for £18,500 in 2023-24)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

See our additional course costs page for more information. 

Course Reference Number: 6949581

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

The closing date for receipt of complete applications is 13 June 2023. This must include the relevant supporting documents and references. 

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6949581
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
UEA's MSc in Children’s Nursing will prepare you for a career that can be as varied or specialist as you choose. Working in partnership with families, children and young people, you’ll learn how to provide health care for people during and following an acute illness or injury, living with a disability or complex long-term health condition, and how to support their mental and physical wellbeing. This is an accelerated course that will give you a fast-track into the nursing profession.
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