MSc Adult Nursing / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

As this is a pre-registration course, you need to apply through UCAS  (UCAS code B742).

Advice to applicants

Please refer to the links below for further guidance on:

  • how to apply;
  • how your application is considered;
  • personal statement guidance;
  • interview requirements.

Application process  (PDF)

Core competencies (PDF)

Guidance and procedures (PDF)


Previous guidance regarding mandatory vaccination for Covid for courses with a clinical or healthcare placement has been paused, in line with government advice. However both NHS England and NHS Improvement view getting vaccinated for healthcare staff and students as a professional duty. We therefore continue to highly recommend all students on this course to take up their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as they are eligible.

How your application is considered

Please refer to this document (PDF) for specific information on how we consider applications.

Interview requirements

We shortlist applicants for interviews for this course. Please refer to  this document  (PDF) for more information.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

All offers of a place are subject to satisfactory health screening and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (completed prior to registration). The health screening comprises completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and also a medical appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department.

In order to be admitted and continue on the course, students must be deemed as medically fit for both practice and theory by the Occupational Health Department. If you have any concerns about a health condition/issue and its impact on your ability to undertake the course please contact the Occupational Health Department as early as possible in the application process.

Tel: 0161 275 2858 Email:

Disclosure and Barring Service check

If your application is successful, we require you to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information, including the process, see  DBS checks (PDF, 104 KB)