The UK is a popular choice for international nursing students looking to study abroad, with UK medical departments in particular excelling in international rankings due to excellent facilities, world-class teaching, and state-of-the-art technology. For nursing masters students, studying an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degree in the UK can open up many exciting career opportunities.
Nursing masters degrees generally last for 1-2 years and if you are thinking of studying nursing in the UK, we have compiled a list of the top five in the UK as per the QS World University Rankings 2022. Learn more below and if you would like to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Five UK Universities for Studying Masters in Nursing
1. King’s College London
King’s College London, the best university in the UK for the study of nursing and 2nd overall in the world, was home to the world’s first nursing institute, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. King's has produced over a dozen Nobel laureates and its Clinical Nursing MSc programme offers advanced study for currently registered nurses.
2. University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings of 2022 for MSN Nursing. Located in the heart of the Southern English city of Southampton, the University’s Nursing: Adult (MSc) prepares students for senior healthcare roles.
The prestigious pool of Southampton’s alumni in the field of Medicine and Nursing includes Sir Donald Acheson (former CMO of the UK) and Dame Jill Macleod Clark, President of the Infection Control Nursing Association.
3. University of Manchester
A globally reputed center of education, the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health dates back to 1851 and is one of the largest in the country.
The Master of Science in Adult Nursing at Manchester is a two-year programme which will see students take in a wide range of learning environments at nearby Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, working and learning alongside clinicians of the highest quality.
4. University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is the second most targeted university by top employers in the UK, and has been in the top 10 since 2013 (The Graduate Market 2013-2022, High Fliers Research), and its Medical School is one of the fastest-growing in the UK.
The Graduate Entry Nursing (Adult) MSc at Nottingham provides a balance of nursing theory and placements in 15-week blocks, and entry fees begin at £26,650 for international students.
5. University of Edinburgh
Relish the incredible beauty of the University of Edinburgh. This Scottish university is the fourth oldest university in the country, with over 35,000 enrolments in 2019-20, making it the eighth-largest university in the UK.
The BN Nursing degree at the University of Edinburgh lasts for four years and upon graduation, students will have mastered key skills in critical thinking, teamwork and leadership, an ability to innovate and work in interdisciplinary settings, and most importantly, clinical skills.