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Course summary

This course is now full for September 2023 and January 2024, the next available intake is January 2025 Keen to step into a rewarding career by providing care for adults in community or acute settings? If so, this innovative Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) degree is for you. It’s been designed to provide a great foundation for your future career and help you make a real difference to the lives of others. On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain key clinical skills and engage in simulation-based learning within a safe environment. You’ll utilise human patient simulators to enhance your confidence, competence and understanding of patient care, and undertake clinical placements in various settings, throughout the NHS, as well as the voluntary and private sectors. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of providing nursing care, progressing to understand complex needs, and leadership and management. You'll develop a range of skills, including communication and decision-making, whilst maintaining professional values. Why Study Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive, and mental health care needs of patients and service users. You’ll build your confidence to become a competent, caring, and compassionate nurse, being taught by (and receiving support from) experienced lecturers, practice supervisors and assessors who know what it’s like to be an adult nurse. You’ll hear experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group – and in 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus. This allows our Adult Nursing students to benefit from specialist, clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities. After successfully completing the course, you could apply to register with the NMC and work as a registered nurse for adults in various settings. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and has strong partnerships with NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Adult Nursing.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Becoming a Professional – Adult Nursing • Introduction to Adult Nursing • Nursing Practice 1 • Nursing Practice 2 • Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Learning and teaching on this course is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, simulation, and practical skills experience. Assessment methods involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency-based learning, reports, presentations, and examinations. Laboratory sessions, classroom-based learning and the use of simulated patients enable you to practise your skills in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll learn and be assessed in a real practice setting, under the supervision of appropriately qualified practice supervisors and practice assessors. You’ll be assessed whilst on placement through a Practice Assessment Document (PAD).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. In addition, you must have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Ofqual regulated Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of adult nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning ( towards this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. * If you have alternative qualifications, including the nursing associate foundation degree, you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study. Applications are reviewed on merit and other suitable experience and qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £19800 Year 1
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website -

Nursing (Adult) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS