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De Montfort University

Nursing (Adult Nursing)

UCAS Code: B700
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent. We do not accept tariff points achieved from General Studies, Key Skills or Music Qualifications

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with a Science subject at grade C or better. General Studies is not accepted.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Health & Social Care or Applied Science.

UCAS tariff points

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent. We do not accept tariff points achieved from General Studies, Key Skills or Music Qualifications

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

Ranked No.1 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017), Nursing at DMU is a rewarding degree and career that offers you the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. Nursing with Registration (Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons) will help you to develop personally, professionally and academically, equipping you with the necessary skills and relevant qualification to practise as a registered nurse and to begin your career in health and social care. With intakes in September and March, you will spend 50 per cent of your time being taught theory by registered nurses and academic researchers. The other 50 per cent of the course gives you the opportunity to put the theory learnt into practice on placements in the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors across Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as a limited number of placements in hospitals and community services in Nottinghamshire. On placement you will be supported by an enthusiastic mentor who works collaboratively with multi-professional health/social care teams and alongside university staff to ensure there are plentiful opportunities to gain a wide variety of learning and work experiences. Upon completion of the course you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Additionally, benefit from brand new clinical skills suites which provide the opportunity to gain hands-on practical learning. For more information about this degree and its fields of practice please visit our website dmu.ac.uk/adultnursing


YEAR ONE: Professional Responsibility 1; Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice; Foundations of Nursing Practice; Promotion of Health and Well-being; Holistic Nursing Interventions. YEAR TWO: Professional Responsibility 2; Analysing Evidence for Healthcare; Complex Care Needs; Responding to Altered Health Needs; Contemporary Issues in Nursing. YEAR THREE: Professional Responsibility 3; Dissertation; Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers; Transitions to Professional Practice.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

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 75% LOW
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
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
43% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


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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