Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Adult Nursing (January)

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Course summary

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Our three-year nursing degree was relaunched for the 2019/20 academic year to take account of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulations. Adult Nursing is a full-time course that blends theory with practice to help you become a confident and competent nurse of the future. This new version of our course is integrated for the first two years, allowing you to learn about the four fields of nursing, while your final year of study will be focused on your chosen field. This new approach will give you additional knowledge, skills and understanding of the challenges faced by people at different stages of their life, and how conditions such as learning difficulties and mental health issues can impact on an individual’s care needs. While your study will be integrated for some of your time, all of your placements will be based around Adult Nursing. Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, the course will provide you with a wide range of experiences, as well as continuous individual support and encouragement from both University personal tutors and clinical mentors. Extracurricular experiences include the opportunity to visit clinical areas in Pittsburgh, USA, and a host of other potential international visits through our Go Abroad scheme, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Course details

Assessment method

Interview/Audition Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.


How to apply

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB740
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBB Must Including Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of three subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject
Access to HE Diploma Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS Must Including Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)"
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include a Health, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at Higher level or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) One of the A-level / equivalent qualifications being taken must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include a Health, Psychology, Social Science or Science related subject at Higher level
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4/C Must include Mathematics, English language and Health and Social Care or Science subject Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepte Must have been achieved at the point of application. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 2
HNC (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Health or Science Related Subject
HND (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Health or Science Related Subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Must be in Health and Social Care or Applied Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

If an applicant is studying an Access qualification or has already achieved an acceptable Level 3+ qualification, but is missing an acceptable Level 2 qualification, then they will be asked to complete Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and/or English Language (as applicable) by the 31st July alongside the GCSE they are studying.

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

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/nursing-adult-bsc-hons-2020-21

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6

f English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Adult Nursing (January) at Birmingham City University - UCAS