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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

Get practical experience of the role of an adult nurse on our Nursing and Midwifery Council-validated course, through a range of clinical placements. You’ll be helping people to improve, maintain or recover their health and to achieve the best possible quality of life. A compassionate nurse understands the need to place the wellbeing of individual patients at the centre of the care delivered and to defend what is right for patients and act as a role model. We are dedicated to the continual improvement of healthcare and dedicated to delivering the values set out by the NHS Constitution. Our Nursing and Midwifery Council validated course places equal value on clinical practice and theory. It will take you from university lectures to clinical placement settings for young and mature adults. You may well find yourself at a GP surgery, attending health visits or in the middle of a variety of hospital settings, from accident & emergency through to acute care and oncology. Nursing and Midwifery Council logo We’ll support you all the way. You’ll soon discover that our faculty is a stimulating place to learn, with excellent facilities and registered, practising tutors who will make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques. To find out more watch this video of our students undertaking a skill exercise with one of our electronic mannequins. This course is part of our family of healthcare programmes. You’ll have the chance to share experiences and knowledge with students from other disciplines, and to see how the professions work together. Placements last around eight to nine weeks and will include both acute and community settings. Placement opportunities include: Older Person Care, Dementia Care, District Nursing, Surgical Setting and many more. You will also undertake additional four-week placements at the end of year one and two, which will enable you to explore other areas, or travel overseas in year two. You’ll be linked to one of our NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements in hospitals or community settings. If you study in Cambridge or Peterborough, you’ll do your placement in or around Cambridge, Huntingdon or Peterborough. If you study in Chelmsford, you’ll do your placement in or around Chelmsford, Southend, Basildon, Harlow or Colchester. This means you’ll experience the most relevant placements and you’ll graduate as an effective practitioner. Our placement maps will help you plan your travel before you start on the course. Teaching on campus takes place between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. On placement, you’ll be expected to work the same shifts as your mentor. This will include early, late and night shifts, as well as working weekends and bank holidays. Each year, you will get 7 weeks of annual leave at set points to support you in balancing your course and relaxation time. Anglia Ruskin University, our partner institutions and NHS Trusts value culture and diversity in all its courses. Culture and diversity is therefore integral in our course, where we uphold and explore the NHS values in a variety of settings.


Year one, core modules Fundamentals Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1 Year two, core modules Contemporary Challenges in Adult Health Care Recognising and Responding to the Acutely Ill Adult Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2 Year three, core modules Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing Promoting Quality in Health Care Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3

Anglia Ruskin University

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Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £21.9k MED
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. 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, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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