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Keele University

Learning Disability Nursing

UCAS Code: B761
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

33%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

GCE A level Grades BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Health related subject required.

International Baccalaureate
25

Science subject at higher or standard level (Biology preferred)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

33%

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

£9,250

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

The philosophy of care and support for people with learning disabilities is one of partnership in which the nurse works alongside the person to support them to lead a healthy and valued lifestyle and to exercise their rights as members of society. The course at Keele helps students to learn about and apply this philosophy in the many different services for people with learning disabilities. The course also equips students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities who have more complex and specialist needs. Clinical skills are an essential part of the course and students have access to expert staff in the Clinical Skills Laboratory to help develop and assess their practice. The university also provides excellent support through its personal tutor system. Placements are designed to complement the studentsâ?? theoretical and classroom based work and students are supported by a team of experienced mentors. The wider benefits of enrolling on our course are: experienced student support, excellent IT and library facilities, preparation for a range of roles as a professional learning disabilities nurse, and a range of practice based experiences.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
34%
39%

Year 1

21%
32%
47%

Year 2

19%
29%
52%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
40%
30%

Year 1

25%
50%
25%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

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 96%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

94%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
49% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
353 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £22k HIGH
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

98%

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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