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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 14790 per year
The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree course at City, University of London prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare leading to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Who is it for?
The Adult Nursing degree is designed for students who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the healthcare sector. We will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for adult patients in a variety of hospital and community settings.
Graduates must meet eligibility criteria to gain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree prepares you for a career caring for adults of all ages who have suffered accidents and been injured, acquired infections and developed diseases or have a range of healthcare needs. As an adult nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care, empathy and compassion.
Teaching includes a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and clinical placements. Simulated practice takes place within our well-equipped Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square campus, a facility designed especially for students to practice their skills in a safe environment.
As a City student you will benefit from clinical placements at London's leading healthcare Trusts. Your placements will occur in settings including hospital wards, specialist units, community and rapid response teams, acute and emergency departments, GP practices and within patients' homes. This range of placements will help you develop the skills and confidence to deal with the many different environments Adult Nurses work in. Choosing to study in London also means that you will gain experience working with the diverse range of patients and conditions treated within the capital.
If you have already graduated with a primary degree, City also offers a two year fast-track Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing.
On successful graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which provides an internationally recognised professional qualification enabling you to practice in the UK and overseas.
Additional qualifications may be required in some countries.
Requirements and how to apply
Due to the high demand for places on Nursing and Midwifery courses shortlisted prospective applicants will be required to attend an assessment day held at City, University of London where they will be required to demonstrate their numerical and literacy skills in addition to values that match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.
In addition, the following is required:
Access to HE Diploma
Pass in a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 24 credits at Distinction. Applicants must also hold either GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above, or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2. Other equivalent English Language and Mathematics qualifications will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Applicants educated outside of an English speaking country, without GCSEs are required to hold IELTS at:
IELTS: 7.0 overall band score; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City's discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Teaching and learning
The Adult Nursing degree is taught by academics who are leaders in their field of practice and education. Many are also leading researchers, directly influencing today's practice; this means that you will study the most up-to-date curriculum and practices, directly from those informing the nursing profession.
The course is delivered using a blended approach which includes face to face and on-line teaching and learning. You will learn through lectures; seminar groups; laboratory practicals; practice experience; simulated practice; facilitated group work and enquiry-based learning opportunities with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities and assessment and communication tools. The Clinical Skills Online (CSO) resource provides step-by-step video demonstrations on clinical skills.
Simulated practice will enable you to practise your skills in a safe environment in preparation in transferring these skills to a 'real life' setting.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
25% written, 63% practical,12% coursework
13% written, 63% practical, 24% coursework
0% written, 50% practical, 50% coursework.
On the BSc Adult Nursing course you will study a range of theoretical and practice modules. Alongside these, in your second year you will have the opportunity to choose an elective module, tailoring the course to your specific interests.
The first year focuses on relationship-centred care and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students are required to undertake a practice placement.
In the second year, students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long-term care. Students can also pursue specific clinical interests on a two-week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements.
You will choose one of the below
In the final year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Students undertake a 6,000-word dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students spend the final 12 weeks of the course in practice and have a placement base and opportunities to identify practice experiences with their mentor.
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
17% scheduled learning, 64% independent learning, 19% placement
14% scheduled learning, 42% independent learning, 44% placement
9% scheduled learning, 29% independent learning, 62% placement.
On successful graduation you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which provides an internationally recognised professional qualification enabling you to practice in the UK and overseas*.
Career prospects are excellent, with graduates securing employment with trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.
Nursing is a lifelong career where you can develop your skills and interests in a range of specialisms and achieve promotion throughout your career. Graduates often also go on to further study at Masters level including City's advance practice programmes.
*Additional registration maybe required in some countries.
90% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course Type%In employment77.5Work and study2.5Further study10Unemployed10
Notes about fees for this course
More about fees
*The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.
** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £14,790 for the first year of study in 2018/19. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.
Find out more funding information for studying nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in England from the official Council of Deans of Health website.
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Learn more about the course
Adult Nursing student Linda shares her experience of studying at City and her advice for future students.
Practice experience is a vital part of the BSc Adult Nursing degree and enables you to put theory into practice and use your skills in a variety of real life situations. You will spend approximately half of your degree course on placement.
Placements take place in London's leading hospitals and community settings including Barts Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University NHS Trust and leading independent hospitals. Whilst on placement you will have the opportunity to work in a range of departments and teams to develop your skills and potentially discover a specialist area where you would like to focus your career.
Whilst on placement you will be fully supported by City and will receive regular visits by your link lecturer (approximately once a week). You will also have a dedicated clinical placement facilitator within the workplace who will support your development whilst on placement. Many of our graduates work within London's leading healthcare Trusts we partner with and are always happy to help a fellow City student.
Find further information about our placement partners and trusts under our School of Health Sciences section.
The Clinical Skills Centre at City offers excellent facilities for you to rehearse practical caring skills prior to your practice placement. You will have access to a simulated 6-bedded high dependency unit (HDU) with realistic equipment including piped oxygen, call bells, medicines and emergency equipment. In addition, medium fidelity simulators and laboratories, including a biology laboratory, allow students to rehearse skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and people's homes.
The School of Health Science is one of the first health schools in the UK to open a Technology Enabled Care Studio, City TECS. City TECS is specially designed studio flat at our Northampton Square campus, fully equipped with the latest telehealth and telecare technologies providing City students with the unique opportunity to learn how to use the latest and future healthcare technologies whilst they study.
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