Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Adult Nursing (January) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. So although you apply to study a BSc in a specific course – in this case BSc Adult Nursing – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year. This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category - Health and Life Sciences; it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. You will need to be assessed for progression on to your second year, which would be the first year of your BSc-level degree. Adult nursing is a rewarding career that offers endless opportunities. This degree enables you to work in a wide range of settings and is the ideal foundation for further study. The programme emphasises patient-centred care, integrating theory with practice to gain professional competence. The training incorporates purpose built facilities including our Virtual Home Environment, commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for creating live simulations for students to rehearse practical scenarios. 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 visiting clinical areas in Pittsburgh, USA, and we are currently expanding our portfolio of opportunities for overseas visits, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
1016
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

More about foundation year programmes By studying a foundation year in either Health and Life Sciences, Children, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme. You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc or BA degree. So although you are studying a BA or BSc in a specific course – for example, Children’s Nursing, Health Studies, Midwifery among many of possible options – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year. This flexibility is one of the great things about foundation year categories (Health and Life Sciences, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science), allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. Important Note: Upon completion of your Foundation Year, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.


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.


Unistats information

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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) with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS