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Find out about the course options in Nursing

Why Study Nursing?

Nursing is an increasingly competitive profession, and though nurses will always be in high demand, and it is more important than ever to make yourself stand out and set yourself apart from other applicants. Alongside work experience, obtaining a postgraduate degree is one of the best ways in which you can do this, and though not a formal requirement for your average nursing job, they are becoming more and more desirable by employers and will drastically boost your employability.

What you learn on our postgraduate courses will be immediately applicable to your professional practice. You will learn how to use the latest evidence to inform your clinical decision making, giving you the confidence to work as a leader in a range of healthcare settings. You will learn to develop critical enquiry, use evidence in practice and help build self confidence in undertaking research. Professionally, learners will build and advance their critical thinking, reflection, leadership, conceptual and decision-making skills.

Your postgraduate qualification in Nursing opens up a range of career development opportunities in your chosen discipline, including research, education, and senior leadership roles.

Career Opportunities in Nursing

The course can help you advance your medical career in several ways:

  • prepares clinicians to assume leadership positions in clinical education in their own profession and cooperate in developing multi professional aspects of clinical education
  • obtaining a postgraduate award is essential for some doctors to apply for senior positions
  • accredited by the Higher Education Association giving you the opportunity to gain additional recognition for your teaching skills
  • strengthen potential for advancement onto the consultant grade

Our Research in Nursing

Our exceptional teaching provision is based upon the latest research into practice (which is a key focus of the school’s highly ranked research activity) and is grounded in modern clinical practice. Bangor University’s pioneering and impact-driven research is tackling some of the biggest questions facing the world today.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, published in 2022, recognises that 85% of Bangor University’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent.  We are also ranked in the Top 30 in the UK for research impact, demonstrating the real-world contribution of our research.
Our ambition is to make a positive contribution to health and wellbeing in Wales, and to resolve national and global health and care challenges.

We do this by:

  • undertaking the highest quality research that generates new solutions in health and care services
  • facilitating service improvement initiatives
  • providing the best teaching and learning based on contemporary research to develop the current and future health and care workforce
  • partnership working to ensure that all that we do is of the highest possible standard, quality and value to service users, students, practitioners and other stakeholders
  • recognising our bilingual heritage in North Wales
  • maintaining language and cultural competence relevant to local, national and international partners


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