Why study Nursing?
Learn more, do more
Further your nursing career with skills and knowledge from our postgraduate courses.
Whether you're looking for a pre-registration or post-registration course, our postgraduate taught courses offer scope to specialise or learn about a new area of nursing.
We are a recognised international leader in education for nurses. Our courses will enable you to enhance your practice by acquiring, developing and critically appraising new knowledge and skills.
Get to the next level
Take the next step in your professional development
Want to move up into a more senior position or work in research?
Our Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice course helps nurses to prepare for leadership roles. You will learn contemporary knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical practice, as well as leadership and collaborative practice.
If you're considering a research-focused career, we offer courses that will develop skills for research in clinical and health and social care settings.
You'll benefit from studying in a research-intensive environment. Manchester was ranked in the top three universities for nursing and allied health professions research in the REF 2021, and researchers are among the teaching staff on our postgraduate courses.
Becoming a leader in nursing
Gading talks about how the Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice course has helped his nursing career.
Developing my career with the MClinRes course
Sheena reveals how she fit part-time master's study around her nursing job, leading to a PhD.
Find your speciality
Go deep into an area of interest
Some of our postgraduate courses enable nurses to specialise in a specific field or develop new skills within their existing roles.
If you want to specialise in clinical nursing, mental health, paediatrics or oncology, our courses can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make your next career move.
Forging a career in oncology
David discusses his experience of the MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) course at Manchester.
Postgraduate practice and prescribing
Nurse Marie talks about expanding her skills through the Independent Prescribing short course.
For 2023 entry
Professional development courses
Courses leading to a professional qualification
- Adult Nursing (MSc) - Requires an undergraduate degree in any subject. If you do not have a degree, see BNurs Adult Nursing.
Mental health courses
- Approved Mental Health Professional Practice (PGCert)
- Primary Mental Health Care (PGCert)
- Independent Prescribing (short course)
- Clinical Research (MClinRes)
- Health and Social Care (MRes)
Specialist and advanced clinical practice courses
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) (MSc)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Ophthalmic) (MSc)
- Transformative Oncology (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Medical and Health Education (PGCert)
PhD with integrated master's
If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.
Making an application
Apply for a postgraduate course
Have any questions? Get in touch.
Tel: +44 (0)161 529 4563
General postgraduate taught enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077