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Bachelor of Science - BSc years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 81 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

Adult nursing is both a challenging and rewarding profession. Adult nurses provide compassionate care to adults who experience a range of acute or long-term conditions, promote health and wellbeing and empower individuals to maximise their independence. Nurses are based within multi-disciplinary teams, working alongside individuals, families and other supportive networks to provide collaborative person-centred care. It is essential that you enjoy working and communicating with people of all ages and backgrounds and that you respect people’s rights, beliefs and values. The BSc Nursing programme extends over three years and the BSc Honours Nursing over four years. Each academic year runs over 45 weeks and has an equal balance of theoretical and practice learning. This contemporary and innovative programme facilitates the achievement of competencies required for registration in the UK as a nurse within the adult field of practice. It will help students develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are essential to deliver safe, compassionate, respectful, ethical and effective care in an evolving and dynamic health and social care environment. Utilising a blended approach to learning, key subject areas studied include learning to learn, health, social and behavioural sciences, communication, ethics and essential clinical skills. The programme will include topics common to all areas of generic nursing and those specific to adult or mental health nursing. This means that some classes will be shared whilst others will concentrate on your chosen field. Assessments in both theory and practice will be undertaken in each semester. These require to be passed before progressing to the next semester. An adult nursing degree from the University of Stirling will prepare you to meet the needs of a modern profession and to provide the best possible patient care. You will leave us as a confident and capable practitioner, fully equipped to join a health care team post graduation. Practice Learning Experiences Practice learning forms an integral aspect of the programme. A diverse range of practice placements are available, from community settings and care homes to acute hospital wards and specialist areas. Students may work both day and night shifts to coincide with the patterns of the area and their allocated practice mentor. Student Support Each student is allocated a personal tutor who will be a source of guidance, information and support for the duration of their time on the programme. Whilst undertaking practice learning experiences, students are allocated a practice mentor who will facilitate and support learning in practice.


University of Stirling

Mark Ferguson

Stirling University offers one of the most picturesque campuses in the UK. The campus is home to a large number of students and has a real sense of community spirit. It has a high standard of teaching and offers a safe all-round learning experience for its students. Moreover we are Scotland's University for sporting excellence, and boast some of the finest facilities.

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 80%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
0% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £21.8k MED
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate 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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