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Applications are now open for our part-time Adult Nursing course, running for the first time in September 2017. </br></br> For students wishing to apply to the Harrogate Placement Pathway:</br> On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Harrogate Trust will contract to guarantee you a job for at least two years with staff development opportunities. Applicants to the Harrogate Placement Pathway will be required to accept this mutually beneficial contract in order to qualify for this pathway.</br>

BSc (Hons)
Adult Nursing

Undergraduate course

Take a pivotal role in healthcare, learning how to support and coordinate a multitude of health environments from hospitals to care homes.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications are now open for our part-time Adult Nursing course, running for the first time in September 2017.

For students wishing to apply to the Harrogate Placement Pathway:
On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Harrogate Trust will contract to guarantee you a job for at least two years with staff development opportunities. Applicants to the Harrogate Placement Pathway will be required to accept this mutually beneficial contract in order to qualify for this pathway.

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We have invested more than £600,000 in a bespoke clinical skills suite to prepare you for your nursing work placements.
Entry Requirements
300 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C (or equivalent). Science subjects accepted include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2. Practical Experience: You are required to have a care experience in an adult health practice/clinical setting, such as an acute hospital or a nursing home.

Selection Criteria: Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

Your UCAS personal statement should include: 1) How you have researched the profession of adult health nursing. 2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults or worked within settings such as hospitals or nursing homes. 3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses. 4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills. Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. The selection day will involve an individual interview and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day. Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


  • Lucy Davies


Lucy Davies
Community Mental Health Nurse, Leeds and York Partnership, NHS Foundation in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

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“I've always wanted to use my compassion to care for people. My course taught me the communication and clinical skills needed to assess people's mental health and identify their needs. As a student, I had a lot of support, helpful placements, a great city with many career opportunities and strong job prospects anywhere in the world upon graduation.


Academic Learning for Nursing Practice

Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice

Communication for Nursing Practice

Developing Professional Awareness: Law & Ethics in the Professional Context

Nursing for Health

Skills for Practice Adult Nursing

Academic Learning for Nursing Practice 2

Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice 2

Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice 3

Communication for Nursing Practice - Adult Nursing

Nursing for Health 2

Skills for Practice Adult Nursing 2

Developing Professional Awareness: Reflecting on Professional Practice

Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing

Nursing for Health 3

Skills for Practice Adult Nursing 3

Leadership, Change Management & Enterprise

Studying with Leeds Beckett gives you access to diverse placement opportunities including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. These organisations offer work experience placements in a variety of settings including secondary and regional care units, community teams and GP practices. You can also apply for exciting projects such as working with the medical services at Leeds and Download Festivals, Headstart or the final year Community Scheme and focus on areas of personal interest in healthcare during the volunteering strand of the course.
  • Janine Lee
    Janine Lee Janine Lee
    Course Director

    It's really rewarding to see our students develop during their time with us, using the knowledge and skills that they acquire during university and practice to realise their own potential and become compassionate and caring nurses.

    Janine Lee is Course Leader for the BSc Adult Nursing Course (September Cohorts) and the School Representative for Health and Safety.

  • BSc Hons Adult Nursing Lizzie Pinder

  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee

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Some September start students may still be eligible for NHS Bursary funding for this course. However, the tuition fee for the year for students entering in January 2017 is £9,000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

NHS bursaries
To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.


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    Clinical Skills Suite

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