Duration & study mode
2 years full-time
Health, Nursing & Midwifery
Course starting dates
The BSc Nursing Studies course has been developed to nurture your leadership and clinical practice skills and enable you to progress in your career.
The evolving health needs of individuals and society require medical professionals to continuously improve their understanding and develop novel solutions to contemporary healthcare issues.
This course allows you to develop your skills and prepare you for roles in modern healthcare environments. Successful completion of this course will prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The course will create opportunities and challenges for students to understand and evaluate professional issues to ensure safe, effective, person-centred and compassionate nursing care. You will develop knowledge and analytical skills in interpreting the role of nursing in different social economic environments.
The School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery at UWS offers a variety of innovative courses with hands-on experience and work in virtual and real-life ward situations.
Our modern healthcare facilities across our Scottish campuses simulate clinical environments as well as home settings to teach caring for the elderly and people with dementia. If you’re learning in London we have face-to-face and online courses that will enable you to accelerate your career in the healthcare sector.
The School’s work on breastfeeding has been internationally recognised by UNICEF and our research into dementia policy and practice won best educational initiative at Scotland's Dementia Awards 2016.
Our students graduate ready to achieve their ambitions in the healthcare sector.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
To apply you must have a professional nursing qualification recognised by the regulatory nursing organisation in your country of study.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
The BSc Nursing Studies builds on the knowledge and skills you have gained in your previous nursing study and/or work experience and develops your nursing leadership and advanced clinical practice skills to help you advance your career.
Areas of study in year 3 include the following core modules:
and the following optional modules:
The number of optional modules you will need to complete will depend on the prior credit you have when you apply to this course.
Learning and teaching:
Areas of study in year 4 include the following core modules:
and the following optional modules:
You must successfully complete 120 credits at SCQF level 10.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and guided laboratory work.
There will also be group work, literature reports and research projects in order to ensure our degrees provide a strong set of additional skills, such as presentational and communicative skills.
Our nursing degree uses a variety of assessment methods. The below list provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you can expect:
This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
This degree is specifically designed to help you to advance in your career. By developing leadership skills and in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in professional nursing practice you will have the knowledge and expertise to analyse and apply new approaches to improving healthcare in your normal clinical environment. For those wishing to work in the UK National Health Service as a nurse, you will need to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) upon successful completion of this course.
Some graduates choose further study, leading to postgraduate certificate or diploma or an MSc in a heathcare-related subject.
£1,820 per year of study
£9,250 per year of study
£9,250 per year of study
£12,300 per year of study
The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.
In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:
The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
You can also find additional information in our Undergraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
Scottish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
EU students studying at undergraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at undergraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.
If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, must apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS codes for UWS
If you are applying from a non-EU/EEA country for entry to one of our Bachelor’s degree courses in September, and have not applied already via UCAS, or have not applied to another UK university, then you may apply via our dedicated online application system.
For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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