Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Adult Nursing

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Course summary

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An elderly woman needing stitches and care after a car accident. A distressed alcoholic patient refusing treatment after a serious fall. A cancer patient returning to your ward, only 19 and no longer in remission. We’ve designed our course around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what’s required in caring for and supporting vulnerable adults. Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing. You’ll spend half of this course on clinical placements in a variety of settings, these may include an operating theatre, accident and emergency, a community health centre, an intensive care unit, an outpatients department or a nursing home. When you’re on campus, you’ll practice clinical skills and techniques, such as how to manually take a patient’s blood pressure and how to give emergency care in our Clinical Simulation Suite. As well as practical skills, some of the topics you’ll explore in lectures include anatomy, infectious diseases, how poverty impacts on health, and the ethics of being an adult nurse in today’s society. All students must demonstrate in their personal statements an understanding of adult nursing in the UK incorporating the NHS core values and contemporary issues in nursing. Students must evidence an understanding of the qualities required to be a nursing professional in the UK in order to be shortlisted for an interview. Successful applicants will be subject to a video/face-to-face interview. This programme is subject to review in 2019 following the publication of the new NMC standards for nurse education. This course has a foundation year available. Features and benefits - Foundation Year- Integrated Health and Social Care available for those students who hold level 3 entry qualifications below the nursing tariff. - Become a registered nurse- As a graduate, you’re eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). - Real-world experience- On this course you will spend an equal amount of time on clinical placements in community and hospital settings and at University on nursing theory. - Extra qualifications- You will have the opportunity to gain the added benefit of additional awards in Acute Illness Management and Mental Health First Aid by the end of the course. - Outstanding facilities- We have well equipped clinical skills lab complete with computerised sim-man manikins, used to demonstrate both basic and challenging conditions and nursing interventions. - GCSE help- If you don't currently have your maths GCSE, you'll have the opportunity to take our Maths Equivalency Test before enrolling, to help secure your place. - Employability- 100% of our Adult Nursing students are in employment six months after the course. (DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known).

Course details

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeB700
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points To be achieved from 3 units
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Any subject considered but preference given on core/health related subjects
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject which includes a science-based content with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff Points - considered on an individual basis, taking into account educational experience, life experience and skills
Scottish Higher BBCCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points To include Grade 5 at Standard or 4 at Higher in English, Mathematics and Science
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-112 points from 6 Higher Level subjects and H1-H7 or O1-O4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science

Shortlisted home/EU candidates must attend an interview in person 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C or 4 - we accept Biology, Additional Science or Applied Science (not Core Science) but do not accept GCSE Physics or Chemistry on its own. Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics is accepted. IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each of the sections of reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in the section of writing as an alternative to GCSE English Language. All applicants must have evidence of Level 3 study within the 5 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference. This must be from a referee who is able to comment on the applicant's suitability for the nursing profession and focus on their character, attitude and personal skills during voluntary or care experience. Previous experience in a health care setting is essential. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment. Your personal statement is expected to demonstrate: a professional attitude, effective communication skills, good time-management skills, an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses/limitations, an insight into Adult Nursing, care environments and current issues in contemporary nursing or health care, an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, motivation and a commitment to the course, an ability to solve problems and to think creatively and a capacity for leadership. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of I.T. skills. GCSE requirements must be met before application for those wishing to apply for entry in September. Applicants retaking GCSE English Language, Mathematics or Science can only be considered for March entry. Grade B GCSE Science preferable for applicants who are studying Level 3 BTEC. Access to HE Diploma candidates only require GCSE English Language and Mathematics Grade C or Grade 4 but only if they are studying a Science based Access course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information:
Adult Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS