Master of Science in Nursing

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 53070

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

FT (Full-time)
PT (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$3,000 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Tse Mun Yee, Mimi


The mode of study for this programme is changed from part-time to mixed-mode with effect from 2014-15 academic year. Student will be admitted to the programme for either full-time or part-time studies.


Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the programme is to offer experienced registered nurses the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and competencies for advanced practice roles.


RNs with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing gain a clinical edge while studying at the PolyU, enabling them to:

  • ​Be an Advanced Practising Nurse
  • Be a Nurse Leader in the changing health care system


  • ​Enables Registered Nurses to be Advanced Practising Nurses and Nurse Leaders in the changing healthcare system
  • Offers admission scholarships, overseas placement scholarships and dissertation scholarships to eligible students
  • Allows students to develop their specialty areas in various specialties
  • Allows students to choose the completion of either a dissertation or a practicum.

Recognition & Prospects

  • ​Allows students to develop their specialty areas in various specialties


Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Nursing programme leads to specialisation and a leadership role in Nursing.

Please visit here for details of the subjects offered.

Core Areas of Study

Please refer to the Programme Structure section for the subjects offered.

Entrance Requirements

  • ​A Bachelor's degree in nursing from PolyU or its equivalent;
  • ​Currently practising in a specialist field. 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

Most subjects are offered in the evening and some are offered during the summer term. Students may have to undertake field placements for certain subjects.


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office, School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 2766 4369
Fax: (852) 2364 9663 

Student Message

Although the road to becoming a graduate is paved with assignments, projects and exams, and is not an easy road to walk, the rewards can be great. Through completing this programme, I have acquired up-to-date knowledge, time management skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. I have gained a lot from this programme.

Clara Mak

In this programme, students can focus on the specialty they are interested in, and choose to complete a clinical practicum or a dissertation. The nursing teachers are experienced, knowledgeable and helpful, and are willing to support the students. Students can share and discuss their ideas and work with their classmates and tutors during seminars.

In June 2013, I was awarded the School’s Ida Martinson Scholarship to visit Canada for an observational trip. This visit cultivated my global perspective, broadened my view on nursing role and development, deepened my understanding of the healthcare system in Canada and provided me with an opportunity to reflect on my career and professional development.

Studying at PolyU is not only about academic advancement, it also opens the mind and broadens the horizon. If you are considering studying a Master's degree in nursing, you should put PolyU’s School of Nursing at the top of your list.

Johnson Tse

Studying part-time for a Master's degree is demanding. I have met all of the challenges, and I am honoured and proud to be a PolyU graduate.

The practicum provided me with the opportunity to practise in various nursing domains and acquire competencies required for the APN role. Since completing the practicum, I am more knowledgeable, skilful and confident in serving patients in my specialty and in sharing new information that is beneficial to patients with my colleagues. This programme has prepared me for my promotion in the future.

Peggy Tam

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate

  • ​Transcript showing academic results of the nursing degree;
  • Certificate of Registration of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; and
  • Practising certificate of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.