MSc Nursing (Neuroscience Care)

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time

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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.
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 the course with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or complete the full programme to gain a Master’s degree.
Ranked 3rd amongst London competitors for Research Intensity in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2021).
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus


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.

Core Modules

  • 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.


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.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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:

  • An 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.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


The Masters course is theoretical and applied. In order to achieve the course competencies you'll need to:

  • Be registred on relevant professional register i.e NMC
  • Secure a minimum of 6 months post-registration experience in a related area of practice where you can demonstrate your competencies and have access to management  support and mentors.

Teaching and learning

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.


Entry requirements

To enrol onto this course you'll need to be professionally registered (i.e. with the NMC) and have a minimum of 6 months post-qualification experience working in a neuroscience setting.

How to apply

Home applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
3 years
Start date
Application code
Application method

All self-funding students should apply via UKPass Application Service.

CPPD applicants

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.


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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.

Preparatory reading

  • 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.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.


MSc in Nursing (Neuroscience Care) - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £3855International fee: £5133.33
AOS/LSBU code: 5117Session code: 1PS00
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

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.

International students

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.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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