Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing (Adult)

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Course summary

Our internationally recognised Adult Nursing degree course will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career in this diverse and essential profession. Over the course of this three-year BSc programme, you will learn about the holistic needs of people from early adulthood until old age and develop the professional skills to provide high-quality nursing care in a range of clinical and community settings. As you progress, you will develop the skills to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care to promote the health and wellbeing of adults with acute and chronic conditions. Half of your teaching takes place at the university on our Singleton Park campus and the other half in healthcare settings. We have excellent links with Welsh health boards and many healthcare providers, so you will have access to a wide range of clinical experiences across south west Wales. We have an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Nursing Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022). You will also join a university that is: • TEF Gold - A Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022 Our academic staff are qualified nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals, many of whom are also practising clinicians, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise. Our excellent facilities include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Adult) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.

Course details


Year 1 • Introduction to nursing and health care (Adult) • Understanding health and Illness (Adult) • Contexts of Care (Adult) Year 2 • Acute Care (Adult) Academic Year 40 SHN2001M • Care of the Person with a Long Term Condition and Palliative Care Needs (Adult) • Ensuring Quality Care (Adult) Year 3 • Care of the Adult with Complex Needs (Adult) • Advancing Nursing Practice (Adult) • Preparation for professional practice (Adult)

Assessment method

We use a variety of methods to assess your learning across all nursing modules including coursework essays, oral and poster presentations, projects, portfolios, multiple choice and unseen examinations, objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE’s), and on-line assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This Course is Open to UK, EU and international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of five grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science are required. In certain circumstances Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and Key Skills Level 2 in Communication will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Welsh/English Language, if undertaken since September 2015. If you are offered a place you will need a satisfactory character reference, an Occupational Health Check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English we require an IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in all components before starting the programme (this is an NMC requirement). You will only be interviewed if you already have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and in each component.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

2017/18 Funding Update: The Welsh Government announced in December 2016 that UK students who are studying in Wales and commit to working here for 2 years following the completion of their degree will still be entitled to the current funding structure (September 2017 and March 2018 cohorts). Students who currently live in Wales and students not currently living in Wales who do not wish to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following completion of their degree will still be able to study in Wales but will need to secure funding from an alternative sources, this may include funding from the relevant funding body in their home country or self-finance. Information regarding funding for subsequent intakes has not yet been released by the Welsh Government.

Sponsorship information

If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.

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