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Course summary

This course is designed for international students with a Diploma-level nursing registration in their own country who wish to further their understanding of UK nursing practice.

  • Following successful completion of the course, you may if you wish, apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (additional costs apply, please visit the NMC website.
  • Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features mock hospital wards, critical care settings and midwifery suite*.
  • Study key issues in nursing practice in the UK, leadership and management.
Key benefits The Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up course is designed for international students who have completed a nursing registration equivalent to Diploma-level studies in their own country and wish to study full-time at Coventry University to explore the knowledge base which underpins UK nursing practice.
  • You will study key issues in nursing practice in the UK, leadership and management. Following successful completion of the course many students apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (additional costs apply, please visit the NMC website for further information and requirements).
  • This academic programme provides opportunities to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice and to share learning with nurses from other parts of the world. The course comprises of five mandatory modules and one optional module. Successful completion of six modules will lead to the award of BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies – international (Top-Up).
  • The opportunity for academic development within this course should enable you to contrast approaches to nursing practice between your country of origin and the UK. The course design should enable some integration with UK nursing students and international students from around the world.
*see website for details


The course comprises five mandatory modules, followed by your choice of one optional module. You are expected to study on a full-time basis over one year. Modules

  • Principles of Professional Nursing Practice - 20 credits
  • Leadership and Change in Public Service Management - 20 credits
  • Health Assessment - 20 credits
  • Reviewing Research for Professional Practice - 20 credits
  • The Scope of Public Health - 20 credits
  • Optional Module - 20 credits
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include:

  • Written examinations
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Observed structured clinical examination (OSCE)
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page. You must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


A successful individual interview will be required.


You must have some IT capability to manage course requirements.

English language requirements

* IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see the Coventry University course web page for details.
Nursing Studies (Top-up) at Coventry University - UCAS