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Course summary

Join an award-winning community of student nurses in a school with over 30 years' experience in delivering nursing education. We have an excellent reputation for medical training and have been ranked 5th in the UK for nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023. Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Upon successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register as a newly qualified nurse with the NMC. Adult nursing pathway Our Nursing (Adult) BSc course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to care for adults with a range of needs, in many different settings, to give you flexibility in your future profession. Through expert teaching and supportive supervision, you'll learn to attend to adult patients' medical needs and care for their personal wellbeing. We nurture your creativity, critical judgement, and ability to lead as you develop your clinical skills. You'll be prepared for whatever challenges you might face as a practising nurse or healthcare leader. Study in an active healthcare environment We're based in a Medical School in one of the UK's largest major hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre. You'll have the chance to experience placements in a diverse range of settings, such as medical, surgical, acute care and community nursing. Placements are located within four large NHS trusts and local private or independent healthcare providers in Nottinghamshire.


Your first year will usually follow a 39-week university year, with no teaching on Wednesday afternoons or over the summer holiday. There is one placement towards the end of your first year, lasting four to six weeks. As well as having lectures and seminars, you'll develop your practical skills in a simulated clinical environment within our Medical School. Module topics will introduce you to professional nursing, biosciences and clinical learning. In year two your knowledge and skills in biological sciences, sociology, psychology and pharmacology will grow. You'll apply your learning to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating how people are cared for. There are a variety of placements in year two, with resilience-based clinical supervision to support your development. In year three you will select one optional module. This will guide your career and expand your knowledge and skills. You will be able to express a preference for your final management placement - preparing you for your future career and/or giving you experience in a new area of nursing practice. For the most up-to-date module information, visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: clinical exams, coursework, exams, presentations, portfolio, work-based assessment and a dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We no longer accept Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English in lieu of GSCEs. European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including Science 75%. Graduate 2.2 in a relevant subject. If in a non-relevant subject, science A level grade B or equivalent BTEC/Access is required. Please contact school for further information. Applications for point of entry 2 or higher not accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

School will send further information when offer is made first choice.

Health checks

School will send further information when offer is made first choice.


Please see website for further details.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7IELTS (Academic) is accepted with an overall score of 7.0 and a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, and a minimum of 6.5 in writing.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries of £5,000 will be available for students starting a nursing course from September 2020, with some students eligible for up to an additional £3,000 per year. For full details, please visit the NHS Health careers website.

Nursing (Adult) at University of Nottingham - UCAS