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Published: 20 July 2020

University of Sunderland in London nursing students

At the University of Sunderland in London, our degrees are aimed at helping your reach your career goals. Our range of Nursing and Healthcare courses are perfect examples of this.

Students on the MSc Nursing, for instance, often come to the University with years of experience. 

They’ll have undergraduate nursing degrees, Higher Education diplomas or experience working in the healthcare sector. 

What you get out of studying for a higher degree with us is the skills, knowledge and experience to take the next step in your career.

More and more, to work in management positions in the NHS, care homes and private healthcare, you need a higher degree. 

Roles like Nurse Team Managers and Nurse Consultants all require experience, of course.

But the management of hospital departments and other healthcare organisations rely on intelligent, well-trained professionals who can make the decisions that will most help the patients.

Boost your CV

As with all the courses you can study at the University of Sunderland in London, our Nursing and Healthcare courses are designed to boost your CV and make you more employable.

The Sociological Perspectives and Global Health module on the MSc in Public Health is just one example.

It prepares you to work with people from lots of healthcare disciplines to come up with solutions to global health problems - something particularly relevant to the current pandemic. 

Across all of our healthcare courses, you’ll learn to be a flexible and adaptable thought-leader in your discipline, using the empathy that brought you to apply for the degree in a way that lets you help the most people.


You might notice that our undergraduate healthcare degrees focus on foundation courses and top-ups. 

We have three undergraduate courses: 

  • FdSc Health and Social Care
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)
  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up)

A foundation degree helps you to take the first steps in the healthcare sector, while our top-up courses teach you what you need to know to bring your foundation degrees up to full honours. 

We want to work with you, and your natural passion for helping people, to boost your experience and knowledge.

All of this is vital for getting higher roles in the healthcare industry and will make you more adaptable, knowledgable and effective leaders.