Higher level learning
This master’s course in neuroscience care is aimed at qualified healthcare professionals. We'll prepare you to for a wide variety of roles as a nurse specialist, consultant or educator in a wide variety of professional healthcare settings. You'll develop your intellectual skills to collect and interpret medical information at a higher level.
Why Nursing (Neuroscience Care) at LSBU?
- Study at a flexible pace to suit your career development and commitments; study part-time and complete within 3-6 years.
- Provides a stepping stone to working at a more advanced level or more senior position that will allow practitioners to realise their full potential.
- communication skills
- Develop the knowledge to work in your chosen field of practice and attain strategic leadership, management and communication skills
- Conduct a research project, laying the foundations for future research work and clinical practice as an evidence-based practitioner.
- exit and award
- Exit the course with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or complete the full programme to gain a Master’s degree.
- Ranked 2nd amongst London competitors for Graduate Prospects in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2023)
- Ranked 3rd in London overall for Nursing (Guardian League Table 2023)
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Entry Level Requirements
Tuition fees for home students
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees
MSc in Nursing (Neuroscience Care) (Top Up) (PT) - Year 1
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5117 Session code: 1PS00 Total course fee: UK: £10868 International: £15400
MSc in Nursing (Neuroscience Care) (Top Up) (PT) - Year 2
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5117 Session code: 2PS00 Total course fee: UK: £10868 International: £15400
MSc in Nursing (Neuroscience Care) (Top Up) (PT) - Year 3
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5117 Session code: 3PS00 Total course fee: UK: £10868 International: £15400
CPPD employer-funded students
Many of our students are funded through their NHS Trust or employer. If you are being funded by your employer,please check with your line manager before making your application. You will need to know how your fees are being paid before applying.
For more information about fees and funding for individual CPPD modules please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee paying postgraduate students
For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
Possible fee changes
Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.
Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study
At the current time, no details have been published regarding the Postgraduate Loan Scheme for 2017/18. The arrangements for 2016/17 are shown as a guide, but should not be relied upon. Details will be updated as soon as they are published by Student Finance England.
If you are starting a postgraduate course, studying for a Masters-level qualification either full- or part-time from 1 August, you may be entitled to apply for a £10,000 postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.
Postgraduate Advice Service
You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on fees and funding. Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session.
We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts.
Overview of scholarships and fee discounts for postgraduate students. Key scholarships and discounts below.
LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme
This scheme gives eligible undergraduate students and alumni a discount of their taught postgraduate tuition fees when they enrol on one of our postgraduate taught courses starting this year. Read more about the Graduate Loyalty Scheme.
As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.
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All self-funding students should apply via UKPass Application Service.
Each module is available as CPPD to working healthcare professionals sponsored by their employer.
You can apply for the range of CPPD Health and Social Care courses on offer through our CPPD online prospectus where you can also browse through our programmes and modules. You can use the easy search facility or use one of the shortcuts to the professional groups.
By clicking on the programme or module you are interested in you will be shown information on the course itself, including dates delivered. You will also be able to apply online, with no need to fill out lots of paperwork. Apply within five minutes using our system, and if your employer has offered to fund you, our system will even get their authorisation before your application is processed. Your application will be processed with ease and you will receive an e-mail at every step of the process.
Browse our online CPPD prospectus and apply now.
More information on UKPass Application Service
Full-time/part-time self-funding postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.
Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.
Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.
Postgraduate Application Service
Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.
Prepare to start
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
- Hickey, J. (2014) The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing 7th edition. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott.
- Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. and Woolliams, M. (2011) A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. London, McGraw-Hill Education.
The course employs a flexible approach to module selection that allows you to tailor your studies to fit with work and personal commitments, and to enhance and support your chosen career pathway.
You'll gain a thorough grounding in essential pathology, pharmacology and nursing practice, as well as developing the research skills needed to promote and lead evidence-based practice. Optional modules allow you to study more specialised aspects of neuroscience nursing.
There are a number of exit and award points built into the programme. Students can exit the course with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or can complete the full programme to gain a Master’s degree.
- Principles of neuroscience care (20 credits)
- Evidence-based neuroscience care (20 credits)
- Applied pathophysiology and pharmacology (20 credits)
- Research in health and social care (20 credits)
- Innovation for excellence: leading service change (20 credits)
- Dissertation / project / writing for publication (60 / 40 credits)
Selection of the 40 credit dissertation module will require the completion of an additional optional module form the CPPD portfolio following discussion with the course director.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
- Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
We'll equip you to progress in your career and to work in neuroscience care settings as a clinical expert. You'll learn to lead and develop in nursing practice whilst enhancing patient safety by:
- Gaining a sound systematic knowledge of pathophysiology and medical sciences as applied to neuroscience nursing.
- Applying in-depth critical thinking skills in the making of evidence based clinical decisions in order to provide high quality safe care.
- Acting as a role model in advancing critical care through academic and practice skills applied directly to practice.
- Selecting effective communication strategies with patients, families and carers as well as members of the wider health team.
- Appraising and synthesising information from a wide range of sources and effectively disseminating findings in relation to neuroscience care.
- Responding to thee changing demands of health care practice and promoting the health and wellbeing of patients with neurological problems.
Teaching and Assessment
We recognise the need for you to fully participate in your own learning and to be able to contribute to the learning process by your own unique background. This course will use variety of learning and teaching strategies that combine both traditional face-to-face formal methods augmented with group discussion, tutorials and problem solving exercises.
An emphasis on shared learning will be a key component of the course and an opportunity to share good practice from students' practice areas.
Blended learning seamlessly incorporates learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with learning opportunities created online. These activities will be found on Moodle.