The course has been designed for qualified NMC registered nurses to enable them to top up their existing qualifications to degree level and further develop their knowledge and skills in their profession.
The course enables practicing nurses’ general progression in their career or the opportunity to specialize or diversify following specialist degree pathways. It has been designed to give you a modular and flexible approach to study, giving you the opportunity to tailor the course to your personal development and goals. We offer a wide choice of modules within the programme including clinical assessment and specialised clinical knowledge.
The course will help you improve your confidence and practice, and develop your career to more senior roles.
You must be a qualified nurse in the UK, although your qualification can be from overseas.
For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:
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:
Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
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Applications for this course must be made directly to City University London, rather than through UCAS.
You do not need to have a work placement, but are expected to apply principles to practice in the assessments. If you chose clinical modules to study you need to be working within the clinical area or have access to patients with those conditions.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning.
Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the BSc degree level programme, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment includes essays; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments and seminar presentations with supporting papers. The dissertation can be either a literature review, portfolio review or a work-based project. Once you start to prepare for your research project you will also have a research supervisor, skilled in your particular discipline.
When you have successfully completed the taught modules and the dissertation, you will qualify for a BSc degree with honours. Complete just the taught modules and you will achieve a BSc ordinary degree.
Read the full programme specification.
The course can enhance your current practice enabling you to gain a higher understanding or can prepare you for working as a nurse at a more advanced level, assisting with your overall career progression.