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Plymouth University

Nursing (Child Health)

UCAS Code: B730
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
72% LOW
% 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

120 points to include 64 from 2 A Levels science subjects preferred. Excluding General Studies

Scottish Highers
Not Available

considered in combination with Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Considered in combination

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Health / Science subjects

International Baccalaureate

28 overall to include 5 at higher level subject to include a science Maths and English accepted within.

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

Caring for children and young people with a wide range of needs is a challenging and fulfilling career. From newborns to adolescents and beyond, you’ll gain experience of supporting children and their families during periods of great change and stress. Early placement opportunities across the South West will develop your clinical and communication skills and your understanding of caring in hospital and community settings. You will graduate ready to start shaping the future of nursing. Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a 'Registered Nurse – Child Health. You’ll balance classroom learning with gaining experience in hospitals and communities, with equal weighting given to theory and practice. Your learning journey will take you through a variety of professional work with allied health professions and other fields of nursing. Meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards implemented in 2011. Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a 'Registered Nurse – Child Health. Balance classroom learning with gaining experience in hospitals and communities, with equal weighting given to theory and practice. Your learning journey will take you through a variety of professional work with allied health professions and other fields of nursing. Take part in early clinical placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, designed to maximise your range of experiences and the clinical skills you acquire. You will spend fifty percent of the course duration in a variety of settings, within both hospitals and the community. Be assessed by a range of innovative methods including essays, case work analysis, seminar presentation, practice portfolio and video role-play. Benefit from teaching staff who actively research across all fields of nursing.


In year 1 you'll learn about the foundations of nursing theory and practice, and focus on the skills required for safe practice. You'll gain an understanding of the multi-professional team working approach within healthcare and undertake two practice placements, giving you experience in different healthcare environments. Year 2 will focus on developing your professional identity and experience. You'll broaden and deepen your nursing knowledge, enabling you to make a greater contribution to practice. Modules will develop your clinical practice in the holistic care of the child and family. You'll be able to appraise basic principles and theories to support arguments with evidence and reason, demonstrating an awareness of alternative contexts. Your final year will focus on your professional ability and fitness for practice. Your knowledge and context will be more specialised, requiring higher level skills of synthesis, analysis and evaluation. You'll take more responsibility for your own learning as teaching and practice becomes more challenging, and explore management and leadership theories. You'll gain further practice experience in a variety of care settings, enabling you to effectively contribute to the delivery of care. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Plymouth University

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Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

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 75%
Student score 72% LOW
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Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
48% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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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