University of Southampton

Nursing (Adult)

UCAS Code: B745
BN (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
Ucas points guide

260-320

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22.2k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

ABB-BBB, preferably including science or social science

Scottish Highers
ABBB-BBBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB-BC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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

By choosing to study this degree you will benefit from the most modern learning facilities plus contact with first-rate academics. You will also benefit from the findings of our ground-breaking research which will equip you with the most up-to-date knowledge. Our values-based ethos focuses on empathy and compassion, giving you the emotional skills you need for practice. Enhancing your communication skills is also high on our agenda, helping you become more effective in your role, especially important when working closely with other healthcare professionals. Finally, your practice placements will be where all your knowledge and skills come together to help you perform as a professional for the very first time.

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.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
23%
50%

Year 1

27%
23%
50%

Year 2

26%
24%
50%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
13%
38%
49%

Year 1

20%
23%
57%

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

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

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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 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
Male / Female
94% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
350 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
45% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22.2k LOW
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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