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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 Highers are accepted. 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced 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

Our child nursing course is the first step towards a rewarding career, which could take you anywhere in the world and see you working with newborns, children and teenagers. With an equal balance of theory and practice, you will graduate as a critical thinker with hands-on experience. On our Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved course, you will learn how to care for young people from birth up to the age of 18. As a children’s nurse, you’ll need to have a natural rapport with young people so that you can minimise the impact of illness or hospital stays. But of course, you will also work closely with parents, carers and relatives – so we will focus on communicating effectively and sympathetically with families. We are committed to the principles and values of the NHS Constitution (DH, 2013) which include respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives, working together for patients and the understanding that everyone counts. We will explore the impact of environmental, social, cultural and developmental factors on children's health, while considering how parental practices and children individual needs vary. NHS Health Education East of England logo You’ll learn to co-ordinate and deliver evidence-based care, working alongside other health or social care teams, such as voluntary agencies, community groups and statutory bodies. We run a variety of healthcare programmes so there will also be opportunities to share your knowledge with students from other courses and discuss how your chosen professions interact. During your training, you will benefit from our facilities which reflect UK hospital wards and include a specialist child nursing room. Our degree course is 50% theory and 50% practice placements. We work in partnership with local NHS trusts and other healthcare organisations, and you will be linked to one of our NHS trust partners for your placements. If you study in Cambridge, your placements will be around Cambridgeshire or West Essex. If you study in Chelmsford, your placements will be around Essex or North East London. If you have a preferred location for your placements, we’ll try to take this into account but cannot guarantee that you will be allocated there. While on placements, you will work shifts and will need to arrange your own transport. Consult our placement maps to find out more. Teaching on campus takes place between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Placements will include early, late and night shifts, as well as weekends and bank holidays. You will have seven weeks’ annual holiday at set times (which may not coincide with school holidays).


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 Exploring Contemporary Issues in Children and Young People's Nursing Holistic Care for the Acutely Ill Child and Young Person 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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