Study Patterns: Nursing Studies MSc (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Nursing Studies online programme.

This study pattern highlights the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.     

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

MSc Nursing Studies - standard rate with January start

Study Pattern Spring Summer Autumn
Year 1

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
(7NU537)
20 credits

Management for an Integrative Health and Social Care Workforce
(7NU541)
20 credits

Contemporary Nursing Practice
(7NU610)
20 credits
Year 2

Leadership in Health and Social Care
(7NU540)
20 credits

Global Nursing Issues
(7NU611)
20 credits

Research Methods in Integrative Health and Social Care
(7NU547)
20 credits

Year 3 Independent Project
(7NU996)
60 credits
Independent Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued
Independent Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued