Health Sciences

MSc LEARNING DISABILITY NURSING

Key details 

MSC LEARNING DISABILITY NURSING

Start Year
2022
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 Learning Disability Nurse.  

In your first year you will be assessed in practice and in theory using a range of assessments. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessments 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.

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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year you will build upon your learning in year one. You will continue to be assessed in theory and in practice, your theoretical assessment will build to a synoptic assessment that incorporates your dissertation.  

You will continue to 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 and practice assessors.  

 

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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 Learning Disability Nurse.  

In your first year you will be assessed in practice and in theory using a range of assessments. For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with formative (practice) assessments 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.

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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

In your second year you will build upon your learning in year one. You will continue to be assessed in theory and in practice, your theoretical assessment will build to a synoptic assessment that incorporates your dissertation.  

You will continue to 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 and practice assessors.  

 

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 2:2 or equivalent; this programme is also applicable if you are a registered Mental Health, Adult or Children's Nurse who wishes to become a NMC registered Learning Disabilities 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.

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: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 67 (minimum 64 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

Applicants who pass the initial screening stage will be considered for interview.

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: 6344307

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/23 are: 

  • UK Students: £18,500 (Full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £9,250 per academic year)

  • International Students: £36,950 (Course fee charged as £36,950 over two academic years, £18,500 per academic year. 2021-22 entrants are liable for £17,600 in 2022-23)

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

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

There will be some additional costs associated with this course.  For example:  

  • You will be required to meet the costs of General Practitioner/Occupational Health clearance prior to course commencement.   
  • Costs of required immunisations may be incurred both prior to course commencement and during the course.   
  • You will also be required to provide enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) due to the professional requirements of the programme, which you will need to pay for.    

You should also expect to meet the costs of travel to and from your placements and additional accommodation costs where these are necessary to meet programme placement requirements. Uniforms are currently purchased for you, but if you would like additional uniforms you will need to pay for these.  

You may also choose to buy resources that improve your study experience, such as ICT resources, books and journals.  

 In summary, expected costs will include:  

  • Placement travel  

  • Placement accommodation  

  • DBS checks  

  • Health screening and vaccinations  

  • Additional or replacement uniforms  

  • Books, ICT resources  

  • Re-assessment fees as required  

 

Find further information regarding additional course costs.

 

Course Reference Number: 6344307

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 2022. 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: 6344307
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
Learning Disabilities Nurses work with people of all ages – from children and young people to the elderly, to help people with learning disabilities maintain their health and wellbeing, maximise their potential, and increase their life expectancy. If you are interested in a course that leads to professional registration in a sector that is both challenging and rewarding, Learning Disabilities Nursing could be for you. If you are committed, compassionate and keen to support and work in partnership with people of all ages, studying to become a Learning Disability Nurse is an excellent choice. In a supportive and dynamic community of students, you will learn about the vital role you can play as nurse in addressing health inequality and dealing with a wide variety of health and social care needs and issues, setting you up for a successful and rewarding career as a highly sought-after healthcare professional.
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