Hello Peter, Iam undecided over which postgraduate field to choose that is marketable and will give me the right qualifications to teach at UK universities upon graduation. I hold a bachelor of science in nursing and want to advance. please advice.
Hi, Thank you for writing in. What area of teaching would you like to go into and enjoy doing would be the first question I'd be asking myself. Have you considered the MSc In Advanced Clinical Practice as this is the Postgraduate study I pursued and has opened a pathway of many career opportunities. Kind Regards, Pete
Hi, I have a BSc Adult nursing and a PgDip Occupational health. I am looking into a MSc Occupational Health. Can I add my PgDip OH, to my Msc? Will this reduce my study time and the modules?
Hello, Thank you for sending your query in. My advice to you would be to contact the Admissions Team who will be able to advise you accordingly. Kind Regards, Pete
I studied Botany in my undergraduate. I've also worked as an Academic Technologist for 3+ years. Now I want to pursue my passion of care. After studying MSc Adult Nursing pre-registration, will my basic study of Botany hinder me from growing in the Nursing career?
I await your response. Thanks.
Hi, Thank you for your question. I think if anything it would enhance you as a person as it shows you have the ability to study and learn and also remain disciplined whilst completing your course of study. You have some good life experiences which will work in your favour. You sound very passionate about your nursing career and it is something you've always wanted to do so I am pretty sure you will excel in your chosen career pathway. I wish you all the very best. Kind Regards, Pete
I've been invited for an online interview, please what are the guidelines to a successful interview with Birmingham aside dressing properly and being friendly?
My biggest piece of advice is be yourself and show the panel how much you want to be on this course of study. Have examples you can use which demonstrate you abilities such as prioritising work load, being discipline, being able to work under pressure etc. I hope your interview goes well. Kind Regards, Pete
Hello I've got my bachelors degree in Business and IT from UK and I am looking forward to study nursing to peruse my career in it. I have done science in GCSE and have got my English and Maths. Will this be enough for me to study Nursing as a second degree? If you can reply me via email would be grateful. Thank you.
Hi, I would contact Admissions Team to clarify the entry requirements Kind Regards, Pete
I just wanted to thank you for your prompt response when I e-mailed you earlier this week. Just a few more if I may...I'm thinking of doing the MSc Diploma in Occupational Health. How did you fing the pace of the work and submission of essays please? Were the lecturers helpful? Would you do it again? Many Thanks again Regards Ros Dubourdieu
Hi Ros, It is all down to time management and motivation. I was in full-time employment and also doing extra out of hours work and had a young family so I knew I had to be disciplined and focused. I always submitted my course work before the deadlines to keep the pressure down. I also hadn't studied any Post Graduate qualifications for about 10 years so I knew I needed to stay abreast of things. I enjoyed the lectures and most of them were interactive. I would do it again if I had the right reasons and motivation to do so. Good Luck with your studies. Kind Regards, Pete
Hlo sir I m from india . I m a graduate in bsc nursing. I wanna do my Msc in this university... could you please tell me the whole procedure. It will be great of you
We offer a range of postgraduate courses for nurses as well as a Nursing PhD programme. You can find full details of these below:
Nursing programmes: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/nursing/postgraduate/pg-nursing-courses.aspx PhD: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/med/nursing-phd.aspx
Applicants should have a strong background in a relevant subject. They should hold or expect to obtain at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a health related area. If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level.
Further information on how to apply are available here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/apply-pg/index.aspx
Best wishes, Tom
How have you funded your postgraduate studies?
My studies were funded by Health Education England who are investing in upskilling the Health Professional workforce so I am eternally grateful for their sponsorship.
What was your motivation for undertaking postgraduate study?
My motivation for studying a postgraduate Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice was twofold really. I am always looking for opportunities to better myself and up skill and also I have two daughters aged 5 and 9 and I wanted to show them that anything in life is achievable as long as you have the drive and courage to follow your convictions. Developing new skills and enhancing existing skills is certainly the way forward to developing a career and new doors of opportunity naturally open up.
Why did you choose the University of Birmingham?
I chose the University of Birmingham for two main reasons, firstly they have a good reputation for delivering good quality, recognised courses and secondly, it is easy access by train to get to the University so I don't have to worry about finding a place to park and the Medical School is just across the road from the train station.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering postgraduate study in your field?
My advice to anyone wanting to do postgraduate study would be to hone your time management skills and plan everything ahead as you can't afford to leave anything to the last minute with a busy working and family life.
What, for you, are the best things about the course?
The best thing about the course is everyone is approachable, helpful and understanding. I need to defer my third year as work commitments clash with some of the study days and again my personal tutor has been very supportive and helpful.