Nursing (Adult) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Nursing (Adult)

Course summary

Overview The BSc Nursing (Adult) at Aberystwyth University offers you a comprehensive theoretical and practical curriculum. You will learn how to facilitate person centred holistic care in a variety of settings using innovative teaching and learning techniques. You will have opportunities to learn with and from other students as well as a variety of health professionals with different expertise which will help broaden your knowledge and skills. Aberystwyth University will adopt the Once for Wales framework and will follow an All-Wales approach to the implementation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards for Education and Training. Successful completion of this degree course will enable you to register as a Registered Nurse - Adult with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The nursing programme at Aberystwyth University embraces its rural Mid Wales roots, offering a bespoke and intimate learning experience where the mountains meet the sea. The fundamentals of holistic nursing practice are complemented by dynamic nursing care delivery models underpinned by evidence-based healthcare. The Aberystwyth University Healthcare Education Centre is newly established and houses the Clinical Skills Unit, a state-of-the-art simulation suite where you will learn clinical skills in a safe and supportive environment. Working collaboratively with Health Boards and other Healthcare Services in the area, the programme will benefit from practical clinical application in real world environments. Fifty percent of the overall programme is available through the medium of Welsh and if you are a non-Welsh speaker and wish to learn Welsh, the programme also offers basic conversational health-related Welsh lessons. Aberystwyth University will provide you with different perspectives of caring and the programme will equip you with the skills needed to enhance the future nursing workforce. Learning and Teaching As a student undertaking the 4-year full time nursing programme, you will be expected to undertake 22.5 hours weekly study. The part-time programme is divided equally into theory and practice learning weeks with a total of 4,800 hours of learning. The part-time programme will offer one intake per year, and the commencement date will be in September. Theoretical content will be delivered in lots of different ways to suit all types of learning styles including lead lectures, seminars, workshops, small group work, clinical skills simulation, blended online learning and self-guided study. Employability As a nurse your skills will forever be in demand, and your learning experiences during your degree course will allow you to enhance your self-awareness, develop confidence and clinical expertise. Nursing is a versatile profession, with employment opportunities available within primary, secondary and tertiary care, community services, education, research, tourism, industry, public and private sectors, voluntary and charitable organisations - both here and internationally. Enhanced roles can lead to opportunities which help progress your career once qualified including roles in management, advanced and specialist clinical practice and research. The places on this programme are commissioned by Health Education and Improvement Wales and funded in line with the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, and you will have to commit to working for two years as a nurse in Wales after qualifying and registering as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This process is managed centrally by NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership, and the Student Streamlining Scheme will ensure that you will be matched to a suitable position of your choice in your identified locality after you qualify.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in Mathematics and/or Science at GCSE (or equivalent).

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £17525 Year 1
International £17525 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement
Nursing (Adult) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS