BNurs Adult Nursing

Year of entry: 2022

Overview

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) / Master of Nursing
Duration
3 years/4 years for MNurs
Typical A-level offer

BBC (including specific subjects)

Typical contextual A-level offer
This course does not participate in the contextual offer scheme.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
We require 30 points overall, 3 subjects at higher level including at least one science related subject (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) each with grade of 5.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Study at a university ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK for Nursing (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Become eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) while also receiving a degree at the end of three years of study.
  • Gain experience of different clinical areas through practice learning with trusts that offer specialist services, as well as having the opportunity to go on a learning experience in an alternative setting in the UK or abroad.
  • Take a course that has produced many of the country's leading nurse practitioners, researchers and policymakers.
  • Have the option to add a year on to your course to complete an integrated master's (MNurs).
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Adult Nursing at The University of Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying nursing at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2022 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £25,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

As per the government announcement, all UK nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students from September 2020. More information can be found on the NHS website.

Please note, eligibility criteria for the new funding will be the same as the wider NHS Learning Support Fund payable to students ordinarily resident in the UK and studying at a university in England. Find out about the financial support available to students starting at Manchester.

Find out about the financial support available to students starting at Manchester.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7600
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/nursing/
School/Faculty overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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Entry requirements

A-level

We require grades BBC (including at least one science from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:

Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C or 4. These should include your English and Mathematics if at Grade C or 4.

English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of C or 4

GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

Please note that we do not accept Functional Skills 2 or equivalent qualifications in place of GCSE English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate

We require 30 points overall, 3 subjects at higher level including at least one science related subject (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) each with grade of 5.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Scottish requirements

We normally require grades BBCCC in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including at least one science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology and Psychology) and one Advanced Higher at grade B/C.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will be the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at grade B plus two A levels at grade B and C - normally including at least one science (eg Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) and GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C or 4 or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C or 4 or above in different subjects. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

European Baccalaureate

The University of Manchester welcomes applicants with the European Baccalaureate. Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications, applications from students studying for this qualification will be considered on an individual basis.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

We accept Health related Foundation Degrees as an entry route to our nursing degree. You must complete the foundation degree (Levels 4 and 5) with an overall distinction grade. You must also have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above and ideally a Science GCSE at grade C or above. We do not accept equivalents to GCSE English or Maths. Other factors are also considered on an individual basis, such as other educational achievements, professional qualifications, life experience and relevant skills.

Applicants should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care or Applied Science).  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD. 1/3 of the units undertaken must be in a science or science related subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DD plus an additional A Level at grade B. Either the BTEC National Diploma or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grades DD plus two additional A Levels at grade BC. Either the BTEC National Foundation Diploma or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade D plus two additional A Levels at grades BC. Either the BTEC National Extended Certificate or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or very similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care or Applied Science). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with grades DDD in Health and Social Care or Applied Science with 1/3 of the units undertaken in science or science related subjects.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with grades DD plus an additional A Level at grade B. Either the Cambridge Technical Diploma or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with grades DD plus two A Levels at Grades BC. Either the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grade DD plus two A Levels at grades BC. Either the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy CTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the CTEC Extended Diploma, CTEC Diploma, CTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and CTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or very similar to the new CTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

Access to HE Diploma

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3).

The specific course requirements are: of the 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at Distinction grade and the remaining 15 credits at merit grade. Also, 30 of the 45 level 3 credits must be in science or health-science related subjects. You must also have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths. We also consider other factors on an individual basis, such as additional educational achievements, life experience and work related skills.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of M1, M1, M3  in the Pre-U and BBC at A level in three distinct subjects to include at least one science or science related subject (eg Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies). 

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic School, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you. 

Non-standard educational routes

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here ( http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/ )

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4 or;
  • IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing;
  • an acceptable equivalent qualification.

 Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here

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.

Relevant work experience

As nursing involves many skills, work experience from a range of areas is relevant - but not mandatory - to this course, including paid employment or voluntary work.

This may include direct experience in a healthcare setting and/or other settings that involve the use of communication skills.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Please refer to the  Application process  page for further guidance on:

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

The following links also provide further information:

How your application is considered

Please refer to the application process page for specific information on how we consider applications.

Interview requirements

We shortlist applicants for interviews for this course. Please refer to the application process page for more information.

Returning to education

We welcome applications from candidates returning to education. If you are returning to education, you should have completed some assessed study at level 3 in the five years prior to the start of the course.

If you do not have recent study qualifications (in the last 5 years) but otherwise meet the academic entry requirements, we recommend you look into taking an Access to Higher Education course in a health or science related subject, or AS-/A-level or an Open University module (preferably in a relevant subject) in order to meet this requirement.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

If your application is successful, we require you to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 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. For further information, including the process, see:  DBS checks  (PDF, 104 KB)

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Course details

Course description

BNurs Adult Nursing - Melanie Venables

"The course taught me to be prepared, be flexible, keep my goals at the front of my mind and constantly update my skills to remain a desirable commodity in the field of nursing.

"The course also taught me to question and how to speak out, which I have also found necessary."

Melanie Venables / District Nurse, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Our BNurs/MNurs Adult Nursing course will help you become a skilled and highly sought-after graduate nurse specialising in caring for adult patients in a range of settings.

You will split your time equally between learning theory on campus and applying your knowledge to practice alongside other health professionals in a range of healthcare settings.

You will receive support from both our staff and your fellow students throughout your time at Manchester, as well as from experienced colleagues in practice.

As a graduate, you'll have the choice of practicing as a nurse, going into a specialist or a leadership role, or undertaking further study, research opportunities or teaching.

The BNurs award is for the three-year undergraduate course. Depending on your performance in Years 1 and 2, you will have the opportunity to apply to extend your studies by a year to undertake an integrated master's in nursing. This will also involve an additional year of tuition fees.

By choosing to complete the integrated master's, you are preparing for career progression within nursing by developing your leadership and research skills.

The integrated master's will deliver units at postgraduate level, developing your skills in critical engagement with issues at the forefront of your chosen field of nursing. You will learn how to critically examine, reflect and develop new insights, contributing to nursing research, education and clinical practice agenda through your research study.

This Adult Nursing (BNurs) is for students without an undergraduate degree. If you already have a degree, see: MSc Adult Nursing

Special features

Superb reputation

Manchester has been ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK for Nursing (QS World University Rankings 2021).

Varied and high-quality practice learning environments

You will experience a range of practice learning opportunities across a range of care settings, with support from experienced practitioners including trusts offering specialist services. You may also choose to take the opportunity to gain experience elsewhere in the UK or even overseas in one part of the programme. All other practice learning experience will take place in the Manchester region.

Student-focused course

You will learn how to apply theory to practice through our course's 50:50 split of on-campus learning and practical experience, ensuring you receive the tutor support you need while also consolidating your knowledge of nursing theory.

Family-friendly learning

Addressing the philosophy of Athena SWAN, we look to minimise early starts and late finishes and ensure - where possible - that public holidays are included in your annual leave entitlement.

Additional course information

You will spend 50% of your learning time in a practice learning environment gaining insight into what it is like to work within the modern health service, developing clinical knowledge, skills and confidence as a key member of the professional healthcare team.

We have excellent working relationships with local NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester and the north-west.

See the practice learning page for more information.

Teaching and learning

Our course is designed to include both theory and practice, linking the most current research-based knowledge with practice in a student-centred approach.

You will engage in problem-based learning, skills laboratories and computer-based learning, as well as the more traditional lecture and seminar-based formats. Lectures take place in a large group with small group teaching for seminars.

Find out more about nursing teaching and learning at Manchester .

Dedicated student support

We offer dedicated student support to all of our students, helping you to handle the demands of both academic work and practice learning.

See the student support page for more information.

Coursework and assessment

Learning is divided into a number of units in each year. The content and assessments for each unit are planned and delivered by a small team of lecturers with the relevant expertise related to those topic areas.

Unit assessments vary and include written and multiple-choice exams, essays, case studies, poster presentations, online work and a skills lab-based exam.

Most units of learning also include the assessment of relevant skills in practice, which are carried out by practice assessors and practice supervisors.

To complete the course, you are required to pass all theory and practice assessments.

Course content for year 1

The first year explores the core aspects of nursing knowledge through lectures, field-specific seminars, workshops, simulation, conferences and fieldwork. You will begin to develop a portfolio of learning and reflect on your knowledge, skills and practice experiences.

Practical skills will be developed through on-campus experiences and two practice learning experiences in Greater Manchester.

You will be allocated to a hub learning environment, which will also offer a range of spoke learning opportunities to support and extend your learning

You will be supervised and assessed in accordance with the NMC (2019) standards framework.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Public Health, Society and Nursing NURS10021 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice NURS10030 20 Mandatory
Evidence Based Nursing Practice NURS10042 10 Mandatory
Collaborative Care Planning NURS10052 10 Mandatory
Essential Skills for Nursing Practice 1 NURS10061 20 Mandatory
Clinical Placement 2 (Year 1) NURS10072 20 Mandatory
Clinical Placement 3 (Year 1) NURS10082 20 Mandatory
Values Based Nursing NURS10091 10 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

The second year focuses on developing nursing knowledge and the continued application of biosciences to field-specific nursing practice.

You may also choose to personalise your learning by selecting two discovery units from a menu of choices (limits apply). Please see the list below for optional units.

You will continue developing your portfolio of learning this year, reflecting on how you can improve your skills.

There will be three placement practice learning experiences in Year 2, which involve caring for individuals from your field of practice in a variety of settings.

You will also have the opportunity to state a preference for one placement learning environment within Greater Manchester that is related to education, research, or leadership and management.

Alternatively, you can undertake a practice learning experience in this placement outside Greater Manchester, either in the UK or overseas.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Applied Biosciences for Nursing Practice (Bioscience 2) NURS23100 20 Mandatory
Year 2 Clinical Placement 2 NURS23132 20 Mandatory
Year 2 Clinical Placement 1 NURS23141 20 Mandatory
Year 2 Clinical Placement 3 NURS23142 20 Mandatory
Developing Nursing Knowledge & Skills NURS23310 20 Mandatory
Mental Health and Mental Ill Health in Children and Young People NURS23102 10 Optional
Dementia: Empowering and Creative Practice NURS23111 10 Optional
Principles of Adult Critical and Intensive Care Nursing NURS23112 10 Optional
Delivering Harm Free Care in Infection prevention & Tissue Viability NURS23121 10 Optional
Palliative and End of Life Care NURS23122 10 Optional
Introduction to Neonatal Low Dependency Care NURS23131 10 Optional
Negotiated Study NURS23151 10 Optional
Negotiated Study Semester 2 NURS23312 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 13 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

Year 3 is about consolidating your knowledge and building confidence for practice. While studying on campus and undertaking three practice learning placements you will continue to reflect on your learning and practice through your portfolio.

In Year 3 all units are mandatory, with the exception of Advancing Care - The Social and Political Context of Health and Social Care. This unit is completed by students progressing to the MNurs in place of clinical learning experience 3.

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Nurse as a Facilitator of Learning NURS31302 20 Mandatory
Year 3 Clinical Placement 1 NURS31311 20 Mandatory
Year 3 Clinical Placement 2 NURS31312 20 Mandatory
Nurse as an Inquirer of Clinical Evidence NURS31360 20 Mandatory
Nurse as a Leader, Manager and Coordinator of Care NURS31361 20 Mandatory
Year 3 Clinical Placement 3 NURS31322 20 Optional
Advancing Care - The Social and Political Context of Health and Social Care NURS31342 20 Optional

Course content for year 4

If you achieve grades equivalent to an Upper Second in your Year 2 assessments, you will be eligible to apply to undertake the integrated master's (Year 4) component of the course.

This is a 120-credit course that will involve studying a mixture of units at postgraduate level (following a bridging undergraduate theory unit in Year 3 that will prepare you for higher level study).

All units are mandatory for successful completion of the MNurs.

The taught components of the course allow you to develop your knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of nursing, clinical practice, education, and improve your leadership skills.

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Research in Professional Practice (Major Project) NURS41000 45 Optional
Leadership and Professional Practice NURS41001 15 Optional
Shaping Nurses Recognition and Response to Serious Illness NURS41002 15 Optional
Year 4 Clinical Practice and Portfolio NURS41010 30 Optional
Nurse Education in Practice NURS41012 15 Optional

What our students say

See posts from our nursing students on the Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog  to find out what it's like to study at Manchester.

You can also read posts from our nursing students about what it's like to go on a into clinical practice on the Placement Enhancement blog .

Facilities

We have extensive facilities in place to support you throughout your studies, including skills laboratories and workshops, as well as online resources and the vast wealth of information in the University's library.

See more information about our nursing learning facilities , or find out more about the University's facilities for all undergraduates.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Students are encouraged to contact the disability support office either before accepting an offer from the University of Manchester or as soon as possible thereafter in order to avoid delays in getting help and assistance.

Careers

Career opportunities

Lauren Dearnley - BNurs Adult Nursing

"I chose nursing because I wanted to spend my career impacting on other people's lives and really making a difference to the care they receive.

"Not only is nursing such a rewarding profession, but there is also such a wide range of unique opportunities and various working environments."

Lauren Dearnley / BNurs Adult Nursing

We aim to enhance your employability throughout your time with us to make sure you are well prepared for the jobs market. 96% of our graduates go on to work or further study after completing the course.

Students completing our programme are highly valued by local employers. There are numerous employment opportunities available within NHS Trusts and other healthcare settings for newly-qualified staff.

A UK-registered nursing or midwifery qualification is recognised in many countries around the world, and therefore provides potential opportunities for travel and work abroad. Find out more on the NHS Health Careers website .

Careers advice

During the course, you will have access to dedicated academic employability staff with extensive professional contacts who bring students and NHS employers together.

Employability events

You will be able to attend a variety of targeted careers events throughout the course.

Accrediting organisations

The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the UK regulator for nursing and midwifery professions.

The primary purpose of the NMC is protection of the public. It does this through maintaining a register of all qualified nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses eligible to practise within the UK and by setting national standards for their education, training and conduct.