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Nursing Studies

BSc (Hons) |
The top up BSc in Nursing Studies degree programme enables qualified healthcare professionals to develop their knowledge and skills and further qualify in their profession.

Key Information

Start date

The programme can be started January or September of each academic year.


3 years



Full-time: £9,000 per year

Part-time: £4,500 per year


Full-time: £14,500 per year

Part-time: £7,250 per year

Who is it for?

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.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified nurse in the UK, although your qualification can be from overseas.

  • For specialist routes you must be working within an appropriate specialist healthcare setting
  • If you are a qualified nurse but do not already have the full 120 points of certified learning at Diploma level, you can show you have achieved the equivalent through your professional experience, by applying to take our Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) entry route.

English requirements

In addition to the listed entry requirements, if your first language is not English you will also need IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6:5 in all components.

Visa requirements

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:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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 January 2017 are now open. The application deadline is 6th January 2017. The induction day for January 2017 entry will take place on 18 January 2017.

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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.

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Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Teaching and learning

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.

Career prospects

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.

Find out how studying at City, University of London helps you to improve your job prospects.

Applications for January 2017 are now open. The application deadline is 6th January 2017. The induction day for January 2017 entry will take place on 18 January 2017.

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