Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing Studies

Undergraduate                  BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

Please note, this course is for international applicants only.

This BSc (Honours) course is made up of 120 credits in each year. There are normally six 20-credit modules in each year. One module in each year is compulsory; the five optional modules can be studied in any order – this is planned and agreed for each student.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Study Skills for Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care

Optional modules

  • Work Based Learning

  • Caring for People with Long Term Health Conditions

  • Supervising and Mentoring Practice

  • Ensuring Quality in Healthcare

  • Practice Module

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Research and Evidence-based Practice

Optional modules

  • Practice Module

  • Highly Dependent and Critically Ill Child Care

  • Acute Cardiac Care

  • Cancer Care

  • Evidence-based Dermatology

"The knowledge and skills I have learnt here at the University are invaluable to me and have prepared me for my time on practice placements".

Sharon Land

More about this course

Please note, this course is for international applicants only.

BSc Nursing Studies (UCAS B700) is designed specifically for nurses who have non-UK qualifications and wish to study for an academically-focussed degree. It normally runs for two academic years but can be undertaken over one, two, or three years depending on individual applicants’ academic qualifications. Nurses who have a diploma-level qualification usually require only one year of study, whereas those who have previously taken a non-academic course are likely to require the full three years. You will study modules alongside UK students who will either be studying the BSc Nursing programme (Years 1 and 2), or ‘topping up’ their diploma (Year 3).

This programme will enhance your existing skills and, with two assessed practice modules, prepare you for the exciting challenges of modern nursing. In fact, we are one of the few universities to offer placements to suitably qualified nurses from overseas.

Please note: if you do not hold a nursing qualification in your own country, or wish to work in the UK, you should apply for the BSc Nursing (UCAS B740) programme instead. For our full range of nursing courses, please click here.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

  • International: £16,000

Future Prospects

Most of our students choose this course because they wish to study to degree level, either to further their clinical career or enable them to continue their studies in nursing to masters and doctoral level.

Please note that if you wish to register as a nurse in the UK you should apply for one of our three-year BSc Nursing courses instead. Click here to find out about our other programmes.