Nursing Studies (Germany) (MSc)
The MSc in Nursing Studies has been outreached to the Bildungswerk des Verbandes der bayerischen Bezirke in Irsee, Bavaria since 2003. The programme is suitable for any qualified nurse who is interested in developing their skills and knowledge in nursing science and research, management, public health, leadership and education.
This modular programme provides opportunities to study the theory and practice, which underpins quality nursing care, and to advance the professionalism of nursing.
The programme is divided into modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits, with an optional dissertation for those who wish to move to Masters level. Students must complete four modules in the taught component of the programme; one of these is a compulsory module and the remaining three modules are of the student's choice.
- Introduction to Clinical Research
Optional Student Choice Modules include
- Exploring the Science, Art and Philosophy of Nursing Knowledge
- Leading Professional Practice
- Counselling Skills in Nursing Practice
- Contemporary Practices in Mental Health Care
- Global Public Health
- Advanced Nursing Practice
- Patient Safety and Clinical Risk
- Professional and Educational Development
Please note: Please note: The choice of optional modules is subject to timetabling constraints and viability.
Each of the modules is taught at the Kloster Irsee, Bavaria over a 2 week intensive study period. This is followed by a tutorial at approximately three months and the submission of the summative assessment at the end of the 6 month period. All modules and tutorials are taught by staff from Cardiff School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies. Teaching is by lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and individual group projects. Students will be assessed through coursework, which will be the equivalent of a 5,000 word paper for each course. There is the opportunity for students to undertake a 3 day dissertation workshop at Cardiff, thus enabling them to experience a proportion of this degree at a UK prestigious university.
Students who successfully complete the taught programme and accumulate 120 credits at postgraduate diploma level (M Level) may exit with the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies. Those who successfully complete a dissertation will be awarded a further 60 credits at M Level and will be awarded a Master of Science in Nursing Studies.
Length of Programme
Under normal circumstances the course can be completed in three years, although there is some ability in certain circumstances, to extend this to five years if required.
In the three year scheme, typically, each of the four modules will last six months and consist of two weeks intensive study period at the beginning of the module, a tutorial at approximately three months and the submission of the summative assessment at the end of the six month period. The final year is spent completing the dissertation, although there is the possibility of extending this period into a fifth year if personal circumstances require it.
Applicants must hold an initial degree or a non-graduate qualification recognised by the university or be able to demonstrate that they have held, for a minimum of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the programme. They must also satisfy the english language competency requirements.
January 2010. Interviews will take place in Irsee during September 2009.