Master of Science in Nursing

Sept 2020 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$3,500 per credit for local students
HK$4,670 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Tse Mun Yee, Mimi

  • Nine specialisms are introduced to this programme: Cancer and Palliative Care; Community Health Nursing; Critical Care; Gerontological Nursing; Infectious Diseases and Infection Control; Maternity; Mental Health Nursing; Nursing Education; Traditional Chinese Medicinal Nursing. Students can choose to graduate with a specialism upon fulfilment of the specialism requirements.


Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to offer experienced registered nurses the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and competencies for advanced practice roles. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Become Advanced Practising Nurses;
  • Become Nurse Leaders in the changing health care system;
  • Meet the demands of healthcare reform in Hong Kong;
  • Critically analyse and evaluate ongoing professional practices; and
  • Establish innovative projects to facilitate preventive, curative, and rehabilitative client care.



  • Allows students to develop their specialty areas in various specialties;
  • Allows students to choose the completion of either a dissertation or a practicum;
  • Optional provision of a Postgraduate Diploma as an exit award; 
  • Offers several scholarships, such as admission, overseas placement and dissertation scholarships to outstanding students; and
  • Offers overseas placement scholarship opportunities to students, enable them to have exposure to the nursing system in the UK, Australia and Sweden.

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.


Programme Structure 

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


Students can choose to graduate with the following awards/specialisms after completing the required subjects successfully:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Cancer and Palliative Care)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Community Health Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Critical Care)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Gerontological Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Infectious Diseases and Infection Control)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Maternity)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Traditional Chinese Medicinal Nursing)


Please visit here for details of the requirements and 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

No information is available at present.


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, skillful 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

I am a graduate from the MSc in Nursing programme in 2016/17. I had a wonderful learning experience during my time at PolyU. It had been a great honor to be selected as an exchange student in the United Kingdom for clinical exposure. Being a full-time nurse, the flexibility of this programme allowed me to plan my studies according to my interests and availability. You deserve a rewarding learning experience like me, please come and join us!

WAT Po Yee

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.

Programme Leaflet

No information is available at present.