Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: B745
BN (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

260-320

£9,000

31%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Nursing
MEDIUM 77% HIGH 99% LOW £22.2k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

BBB-ABB

ABB-BBB, preferably including science or social science

BTEC Diploma None stated
UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 260-320 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

31%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The educational level necessary for contemporary nursing begins at graduate level due to the academic skills required for practice; graduate skills support nurses with critical thinking, reflective practice, higher level complex decision making and leadership to care for and take responsibility for caseloads of patients, for designing and for evaluating practice and co-ordinating care; the adult nursing degree course's curriculum is values based ensuring that students adopt approaches to care which are grounded in an appreciation for the human experience; research skills and evidence based practice underpin the programme; your teaching is guided by research taking place in the faculty to give students the best informed start in a future career, enabling learners to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, co-ordinate care and advocate for patients' needs; developing leadership skills starts at the beginning of the programme and continues throughout; these skills equips students to lead delegate supervise and challenge practice; practice experience makes up half the adult nursing course programme.

Modules

Year 1: Foundations in health sciences; applied health sciences; foundations in nursing practice; principles of nursing practice; practice experience 1; practice experience 2. Year 2: Acute care needs; long term conditions and care; end of life and palliative care; partnerships in health and social care practice experience 3; practice experience 4. Year 3: Complex care; leadership and management; research; practice experience 5; practice experience 6.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
53%
47%

Year 1

29%
26%
45%

Year 2

26%
24%
50%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
25%
50%

Year 1

9%
27%
64%

Year 2

5%
40%
55%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult) More info

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

0% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

24% of students are part-time

Male / Female

94% of students are female

Achievement

45% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

350 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Psychology

48%

Most common grade was A (36%)

General Studies

31%

Most common grade was C (18%)

Biology

63%

Most common grade was B (33%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score MEDIUM 77%

Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 99%
Average graduate salary LOW £22.2k

Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

41%

Graduates who are caring personal services

3%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, so it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same – they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management.

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