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Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

UCAS Code: B703
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
99% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grade C or above in a science or social science subject. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken on to full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

To include six units in a science or social science subject

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

BSc(Hons)/BSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities) is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you can register as a learning disabilities nurse with them when you graduate. With work-based training built in, and outstanding onsite facilities, you’ll learn the theory of good nursing practice, and study the subjects that underpin it. Taught by an enthusiastic team of experienced learning disabilities nurses, you’ll develop strong inter-professional and interpersonal skills, together with a real understanding of what it means to have a learning disability or be a family carer. The course has a strong practical focus, incorporating person-centred learning, with use of our advanced, inter-professional Simulation Suite. You’ll spend about half your time on placements in NHS hospitals, or with employers in the independent health and social care sector. There’s also the chance to develop and apply your skills working abroad. You’ll have exciting career opportunities open to you in lots of areas. Learning disabilities nurses are in demand across the UK across fields such as neurology, epilepsy, acute physical and mental healthcare, as well as specialist services for people with learning disabilities. You could work in hospitals, in the community for the NHS, in the prison service, or for private or voluntary sector employers. Please note we don't accept deferred entry applications for this course and we can't accept applications from international students (overseas fee status) due to funding arrangements.


Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

Student Village

UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.

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 87%
Student score 80% 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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
60% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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% LOW
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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