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University of Huddersfield

Nursing (Adult)

UCAS Code: B700

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a biological science, Psychology, Maths or Health and Social Care, but excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit including 15 credit modules in biological science or Psychology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

in Health and Social Care. BTEC Applied Science is accepted only if you have studied specific units, please contact the admissions assistant for further details.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including Grade B at A Level in a biological science, Psychology, Maths or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care.

38%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Nursing

Whether you’d like to provide care for adults in community or acute settings, this innovative nursing degree is designed to provide a great foundation for your future career. Regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with strong links with NHS Trusts and experienced lecturers and mentors, this course could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.

We know just how challenging and rewarding it can be to work in the rapidly changing world of health professions. That’s why, from day one on this course, you’ll get the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment.

You’ll explore all aspects of nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management. And while the focus of your studies will be on caring for adults, you’ll also gain an understanding of how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including child and mental health.

Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be an adult nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. In our fully equipped simulated ward, you’ll have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice in a safe environment using our patient simulators. The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate nurse. You'll develop a range of specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working and upholding professional values.

You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors. You’ll learn and develop both practical and theoretical skills in order to help and achieve your full potential as an adult nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Foundations of Nursing 1; Foundations of Nursing 2; Fundamentals of Nursing Practice; Professional Development and Research 1. Year 2 Core modules: Developing an Enhanced Understanding of Practice; Interprofessional Working in Context; Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches; Research 2. Year 3 Core modules: Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Adult; Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management; Managing Enhanced and Complex Practice; Research 3.

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning, and practical exams. This includes essays, reports, case studies, OSCE’s, simulated exams, in-class test, as well as conference, group and poster presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B
383

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
7%
Health professionals
3%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£21k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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