MSc Adult Nursing / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

We normally require you to have an Upper Second-class honours degree or above. If you have a Lower Second classification degree, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on your experience and overall performance on your previous degree.

This course is also suitable for candidates who wish to change a field e.g. mental health, children's or learning disabilities nurses that would like a qualification in adult nursing.

We also require:

  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 or above
  • GCSE English Language grade B/6 or above
  • GCSE Science subject (grade C/4 in subjects such as Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Single Award Science). GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science. 

We do not accept other Level 2 qualifications as equivalent to GCSE English or Maths (eg Functional Skills) and will only consider specific international qualifications as equivalents. 

We also require 695 hours of health care related experience in a care setting, eg a care home or hospital volunteering, and 500 hours of prior learning, which will be assessed via a portfolio.

English language

We require IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.