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City University London is one of London’s most reputable providers of education for nurses at both pre and post-registration levels.

With over 120 years’ experience training nurses, City provides the ideal environment for those wishing to enter the nursing profession or progress their career with further study and professional development underpinned by the latest research evidence. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the fields of adult, child and mental health nursing and give students the opportunity of clinical placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts.

Courses and study

Adult Nursing

Adult nurses work with patients over the age of 16 and provide a holistic approach to the care of those who have injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have healthcare needs due to old age or infection. Clinical care is based on theoretical knowledge and is developed in collaboration with patients and their families as well as the multidisciplinary team in order to provide effective care and treatment and promote self-management particularly when the individual has a long term condition. Adult nursing is both a rewarding and challenging career and our degrees prepare students for a range of roles within the nursing profession and help them to continue their professional development and career progression.

Child Nursing

Children’s nurses work with children and young people from birth until the age of 16 who may require care for a variety of reasons such as injury, critical illness, special needs or mental health issues. As a child nurse it is your role to empower children of all ages and offer support to the child’s family and carers at times that are often distressing. Child nursing is a challenging yet fulfilling profession; City’s graduates enjoy successful careers across the UK and overseas.

Mental Health Nursing

Mental health nursing is a rewarding yet challenging career. Working in a variety of community and hospital settings mental health nurses provide specialist care for people of all ages with a range of mental health issues. Our students learn to provide holistic compassionate care and support for people with mental health problems to help manage and improve their physical and psychological health and promote recovery.

Clinical Placements

Clinical placements provide a vital element to our courses and help students gain the understanding and professional skills they need to enter the workplace. We work with London’s leading hospitals and trusts to provide students with the best possible practice experience and support to prepare them for successful employment after City.

Clinical skills facilities

Our Clinical Skills Centre, based at Northampton Square has been designed to mirror real healthcare environments, providing an adaptable, modern and appropriate space for both teaching and research.

Our facilities enable students to engage in simulated practice, encouraging them to explore, experiment and gain confidence in a variety of clinical activities and safely adapt and advance their skills with evidence based knowledge. This hands-on approach is key to producing better equipped, highly competent and more able clinicians.

On successful completion of all our undergraduate and pre-registration degrees students are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing an internationally recognised professional qualification, allowing them to practise both at home and overseas.

See which course is right for you:

Undergraduate (4)

Postgraduate (15)

Research Degrees (1)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (30)

Short Courses (3)


The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.

Research for Nursing in the School of Health Sciences is organised into 6 centres.


The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Our relationship with some of London’s leading hospitals and trusts including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.