What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-129 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers38%
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.
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
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
Caring for and supporting adults is immensely rewarding and this Nursing Studies degree will equip you with the nursing knowledge, clinical skills and professional values you will need to work with adults of all ages and conditions. Northumbria’s pre-registration nursing programmes are the first in the country to be accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), in addition to being approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On our Nursing Studies course you will spend half of your time studying at university and half on placement, receiving personalised support from a guidance tutor. As a result you will graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate nurse, able to respond appropriately to healthcare needs and accept professional responsibility. This Nursing Studies degree incorporates the minimum hours (4,600 hours of theory and practice) prescribed by the NMC, so that when you graduate you can register as a nurse (Part 1). This will allow you to apply for posts as a registered nurse in the UK or the EU, in a variety of roles in hospitals, community settings, public health and care homes. All these factors mean that 96% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, earning an average starting salary of £21,000 (Unistats 2012). In line with the principles and values which underpin the NHS constitution, the University expects all students undertaking programmes which lead to registration as a health professional to demonstrate the NHS values.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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