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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Adult Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 100 depending on whether you already have suitable footwear and clothing for practice and skills sessions, and how much you want to spend

Optional Estimate: Replacement or non-standard uniforms: 15 to 50. Optional equipment: 650

How are these costs calculated?

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 each year for books and printing. Uniforms: Full uniform is provided free of charge when the course commences. If students wish to replace any item of uniform or secure additional items of uniform throughout the programme (e.g. because it has been damaged or no longer fits) then they must order and pay for this directly with the supplier. There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the student becomes pregnant. These are detailed in the faculty uniform policy. Students can choose to purchase non-standard items such as fleeces directly from the supplier. You will need to purchase suitable footwear for practice. NHS Trusts require shoes (not trainers) that meet health and safety requirements. Advice will be given on what to purchase. There is a loose dress code for practical skills sessions (trainers, t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms) which should be purchased at minimal cost (e.g. there is no need for designer brand trainers). We strongly recommend that you purchase a number of items at the start of term which you will find useful on the course (e.g. a stethoscope, tape measure, scissors and goniometer) but it is not mandatory. These can be purchased at the book fair in Freshers week at reasonable prices (£20 - £30 in total).

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 2 to 12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)

How are these costs calculated?

You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement which could be up to 80 kilometres from the University. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at All NHS Trusts charge for car parking. You may chose to go overseas for your elective placement and any costs associated with this will be yours.

Professional Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - / 120 NMC registration at end of course.

Optional Estimate: Optional membership of Royal College of Nursing student membership is 85p per month currently

How are these costs calculated?

DBS Checks: Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: / NMC registration is currently £120 and is paid at the end of the course - for current rates. Membership of Royal College of Nursing is optional and is currently 85p per month (for students) - for current rates.

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £5

How are these costs calculated?

The programme uses Moodle and each unit of study has a dedicated area. The programme team post resources/links to resources on Moodle and students are at liberty to print the resources in hard copy should they wish to. If printing is done using the university print services, the costs of a single sheet (black and white) is 5p (at the time of going to press). More information can be found here: will require insurance for your tablet supplied by us. You will be responsible for replacement should you lose it. You will be asked to pay £5 for a manual for the Acute Illness Management Course in Year 3 as these are from an external provider. Occasionally there are extra opportunities to attend optional events or community engagement activities this may incur costs for travel or parking.


Manchester Campus


Department of Nursing

Nursing is a demanding, yet rewarding profession. Our undergraduate programmes have been designed, developed and are delivered to recognise the core values of the NHS and the required standards of our accrediting body the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

We are one of the largest university trainers of Nursing and Health Professionals in the north west of England and are very proud of our strong associations and partnerships with the local NHS trusts and other stakeholders. Our Pre-registration Adult Nursing programme is also award-winning.

This award winning programme will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to ensure that you become a competent and confident professional practitioner. Based in the award-winning Brooks building, our clinical skills laboratories and state-ofthe-art simulation equipment will enable you to develop the skills and experience required to become a highly respected and highly employable Nursing professional.

We currently have two intakes in September 2018 and March 2018, 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 (BSc Hons) 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

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


GCE A-Level - BBC. General Studies is acceptable.

BTEC National Diploma - Distinction, Merit, Merit.

112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM)

Specific GCSE requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or 4 and Science at Grade C.   

GCSE requirements must be met before application for those wishing to apply for entry in September.  Applicants retaking GCSE English Language,  Mathematics or Science can only be considered for March entry.

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

Access to HE Diploma candidates studying a Science based course only require GCSE English Language and Maths, Grade C or 4.

Grade B GCSE Science preferable for applicants who are studying Level 3 BTEC

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject which includes science-based content with at least 45 credits at Level 3. Applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account additional educational achievements, life experience and skills

International Baccalaureate points

29 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students


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

Additional Requirements

All applicants must have evidence of Level 3 study within the 5 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference.  This must be from a referee who is able to comment on the applicant's suitability for the nursing profession and focus on their character, attitude and personal skills during voluntary or care experience.

Previous experience in a health care setting is essential.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.

Your personal statement is expected to demonstrate: a professional attitude, effective communication skills, good time-management skills, an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses/limitations, an insight into Adult Nursing, care environments and current issues in contemporary nursing or health care, an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, motivation and a commitment to the course, an ability to solve problems and to think creatively and a capacity for leadership.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of I.T. skills.

Further information

Shortlisted candidates must attend an interview in person.

This course is not available to overseas applicants. Please visit for further details.

IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSE English Language.

Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are welcome to apply.

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