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University of Liverpool

Nursing

UCAS Code: B700

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

For applicants from England: where a Science has been taken at A Level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required. 5 GCSE subjects graded A*-C and must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. Where numerical grading is introduced English Language, Mathematics and Science will be required at grade 5. Science Dual Award is acceptable. Core and Applied Science GCSEs will not be considered. All GCSEs should be obtained at one sitting.

60 credits at Level 3 (all should be new learning, i.e. GCSE awards cannot be APL’d against the Diploma). 45 credits passed at distinction to include: minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Human Physiology; minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Professional Healthcare Practice and a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in either Chemistry/Physics/Social Issues in Healthcare/ Psychology or Sociology. ALL must be at DISTINCTION level. The remaining 15 level 3 credits can be gained from ungraded credits in academic subjects. Either another science subject or from the subjects stipulated above. 5 GCSE subjects graded A* - C and must include English Language, Mathematics and Science Please note: we consider Access courses to be suitable for adult learners who have generally been out of education for at least 3 years and have had no access to higher education. This is not considered an appropriate route for students who have failed to achieve the necessary A2 Level grades. For full details please visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/study/undergraduate/healthsciencesentrycriteria/Access,course,Nursing,2018.pdf

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Accepted in addition to 5 GCSE subjects, graded A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. Applicants must achieve a minimum of 30 points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at a minimum of Grade 5. Biology must be offered at a minimum of Grade 6 or above.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

6 Higher Level subjects including Biology, English and Mathematics. Biology should be graded at H1. Two subjects should be graded at H2 or above and the remaining three subjects should be graded at a minimum of H3. We require evidence of a sound academic record. Please note that FETAC L5 is not accepted. TO ADD: European Baccalaureate Diploma Essential: 74% overall with a minimum mark of 8 in Biology and no subject mark below 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

BTEC nationals are considered in addition to 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, which must include English Language, Maths and a Science. Where numerical grading has been introduced, English Language, Maths and a Science will be required at Grade 5 or above. Please note that Science Dual Award is acceptable but Core Science and Applied GCSEs will not be considered. BTEC National Extended Certificate: We will accept one National Extended Certificate at a minimum of Distinction. This must be accompanied by two A2 Levels at grade B. One A2 subject should preferably include a Biological Science. In total, between the two qualifications, three separate subjects must be taken. BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science graded at DD will be accepted. This must be accompanied by one A Level at grade B. In total, between the two qualifications; two separate subjects must be taken. BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science accepted at a minimum of DDD. Higher grades may be required from re-sit students.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

6 subjects to include Science, Mathematics and English Language at Credit level Grade 2 or Intermediate 2. (These will not accrue tariff points). and Advanced Highers 3 subjects at Grade B**. The subjects passed should demonstrate a broad science background. OR Advanced Higher/Highers **120 tariff points from a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers, including Biology/Human Biology/PE. Minimum grade accepted across the Highers and Advanced Highers is B. **Higher grades may be required from re-sit students.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Accepted in addition to five National 5s graded upper A-C which must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science. A minimum of 5 Bs from any combination of Advanced Higher and Higher subjects; preferably one subject to be a Biological Science. Duplicate subjects are not accepted. Higher grades may be required from re-sit students.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate: Accepted at grade A alongside two A2 Levels at grade B. One A2 should preferably be a Biological Science

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Nursing

The overall aim of this programme is to equip you with all the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a nurse in the changing context of healthcare and to succeed in the modern National Health Service. This degree provides students with lifelong learning and working opportunities as well as a strong focus on nursing leadership. You will gain valuable theoretical knowledge alongside practical experience. The cohorts are small and this helps to ensure that our students receive the support they require to help them to get the best out of the programme.
Throughout the three years, you will gain extensive clinical experience in a variety of different settings, including hospital wards, clinics, community settings, critical care and palliative care. There is a global placement incorporated into Year Two to identify the public health needs of communities both in local and global settings.

This programme is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult).

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of 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.

87%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

94%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
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.

Nursing

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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£26k

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£28k

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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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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