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PG Dip

How long you will study
2 Years

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About Adult Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



2 years

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400


Manchester Campus


Department of Nursing

Our PGDIP in Adult Nursing is an accelerated 2-year programme, which is supported by the NHS and designed in partnership with practice colleagues and service users to provide a high quality, flexible, student-centred and patient-focused educational experience. This will develop practitioners that are highly employable and recognised for the additional academic credibility they achieve.

We have one intake in September 2017, which build on the core values of the NHS constitution and fully prepares students for the challenges of modern nursing practice. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will gain both an academic award (PGdip) and eligibility to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council as an adult nurse. Support is available from a range of sources to guide students' academic and practice development throughout the programme.

This course is 50% theory and 50% clinical practice with placements in both the hospital and community settings. You will also have the opportunity to gain the added value of an additional award in acute illness management (AIMS

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

All applicants must have achieved a minimum 2.1 honours degree, which should have been achieved within the previous five years

All applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating a minimum of 450 hours of practical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of relevant academic study, via a portfolio of accredited prior learning (APL). This must be verified by a registered professional preferably a nurse. This APL forms part of the 4600 hours of theory and practice, which is required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to register as an adult nurse.

On receipt of UCAS application and prior to shortlisted candidates being invited for interview, candidates will be sent the portfolio and learning resources that help applicants work towards the required accreditation of prior learning  (APL) for this accelerated programme. 

All students must have evidence of achieving literacy and numeracy at minimum GCSE grade C (4) and evidence of IT skills to a minimum of level 2 within their entry qualifications. Passes in English Language GCSE (C=4), Mathematics GCSE (grades C=4) and Science GCSE (grades C=4)

IT related GCSE (grades C=4) or Key Skills Level II (or equivalent) in IT will provide this evidence

GCSE requirements must be met before application.

We will accept GCSE Science, Biology, Additional Science and Applied Science.




There is further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.


All shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. Interviews will take the form of a an individual interview. You will also be required to complete a written test at interview. If you have a disability that you think will affect your ability to participate in any of these activities, please tell us about these when you confirm your intention to attend for the interview.

The Department of Health consultation for students starting in September 2017 has significantly changed the way healthcare courses will be funded. Health Education England have allocated a small number of capped funded places for new starters in 2017 for tuition fees and bursary. However, MMU has not been allocated any for PG Diplomas starting in September 2017 and with access to the student loan system unavailable until the Government change the criteria, students will be required to pay for their tuition fees themselves.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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