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Course summary

Learning disability nurses enjoy rewarding careers enabling individuals with learning disabilities to live their lives to their full potential. Working across a variety of health and social care settings, you’ll use specialist nursing skills to address health inequalities. Using person-centred practices and partnership working, you’ll learn to assess and promote physical and mental health in people with learning disabilities. You’ll develop skills in working with people with autism and complex behaviours, working to break down barriers to full social inclusion. Learning on this course is grounded in a strong evidence base of up-to-date integrated health and social care models. We also offer a variety of exciting placements in world-renowned hospitals and Trusts that will help you create a future career that’s fulfilling both personally and professionally.


Year 1 • Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice • Introducing evidence-based practice in learning disability nursing • Essentials of biosciences for health • Contexts and concepts in learning disabilities • Practice skills for learning disabilities nursing Year 2 • Inter-professional learning in practice • Appraising evidence-based practice in learning disability nursing • Contemporary issues in learning disability nursing • Applied physiology across the lifespan • Specialist interventions in learning disability nursing Year 3 • Improving quality, change management and leadership • Implementing evidence-based practice in learning disability nursing • Emerging trends in learning disabilities • Complexity in the world of people with learning disabilities • Promoting self-determination and inclusion

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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

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Learning Disability Nursing at London South Bank University - UCAS