Master of Science in Nursing (SLQF 10)


KIU is the first and only private university in Sri Lanka which offers Masters programmes in Nursing in Sri Lanka with the accreditation of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and recognition of the University Grant Commission (UGC). In the global context, nursing administration, nursing management, advanced practice in nursing and academic positions in nursing education require nurses with post-graduate qualifications. In this regard, KIU has recognized the vacuum in this sphere of nursing and the increasing demand for such a programme which aggravates year by year with continual passing out of nursing graduates from various universities of Sri Lanka.

The masters degree programme has been designed to prepare graduate nurses with advanced knowledge and skills required to advanced clinical practice, leadership and management in professional nursing, excellence in teaching, and development of empirical knowledge in nursing for the advancement of the profession and evidence-based practice in nursing.

Year 1
Year 2
  • Integral Nursing (Holistic & Global Nursing)
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing
  • Research Methods  and Ethics in Nursing Research
  • Statistics
  • Elective Group 1 – Leadership and Management in Nursing/ Educational Processes in Nursing
  • Elective Group 2 (Independent study) – Project in Nursing Education/ Project in Nursing Management
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Dissertation

Entry requirements

Being General Nurses, Nursing Sisters, Chief Nursing Officers, the successful completion of the SLQF Level 6 in the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing in any recognized university

The successful completion of the SLQF Level 9 in the Master of Nursing Education or Master of Nursing Management in any recognized university

Being Nursing Graduates, in the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing (SLQF Level 6) in any recognized university
The successful completion of the SLQF Level 6 or above in the relevant area of study, accepted by the Specified Authority


2 Years


60 Credits

Delivery Medium