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Nursing (Adult) BSc

Course code


Start date


Placement available

Mode of study

3 years full-time



UK £9,250

International £23,615

Entry requirements


ABB - BBC (A-level)


29 (IB)

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Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career that you feel passionate about? Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the country. As a qualified nurse you’ll be entering a highly respected profession with excellent employment prospects.

We have recently upgraded our nursing skills suite to include state-of-the-art blending learning simulation suite. Our new Blended Learning Interactive Simulation suite (BLISs) offers an innovative unique learning space which brings multi-sensory environments into the modern classroom giving students innovative learning experiences.

At Brunel, you’ll learn through an equal balance of theory and practice, gaining your professional experience in a variety of healthcare settings where you’ll work closely with other healthcare professionals, service users and their families.

On this programme, you’ll learn to care for adults with acute / long-term illnesses and you’ll prepare to play a vital role in health promotion and disease prevention. Brunel is a renowned research-intensive university with an established and excellent reputation in health sciences, so you’ll be learning from the best in the field.

Through your programme in adult nursing, you’ll learn to understand the health needs of patients aged 18 and over within public health, community development and global agendas. You’ll be supported in developing the personal skills necessary for the nursing profession.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

As a nursing student, you'll receive at least £5,000 a year which you don't need to pay back. See the UK government website for more information.

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Course content

Through a blended learning approach, your programme will involve a mix of face-to-face learning and online learning in order to support and develop you into a highly competent practitioner within the field of adult nursing.

The programme combines theory with practice where 50 per cent of your time will be spent on practice placements within a wide range of healthcare settings. Periods of campus-based learning will help prepare you for your practice placements.

All modules are compulsory and cover the broad spectrum of adult nursing.

This course can be studied 3 years full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

Career Prospects for Nursing Graduates

Opportunities for graduates of the adult nursing pathway are continually expanding both here and overseas. You may choose to work in a busy hospital ward with your own caseload, work in a prison or in one of the expanding primary health care areas such as a large health centre or specialist team.

Nurses are leading care innovation in many specialist areas such as intensive care, trauma nursing, cancer care and care of the older adult.

You may aspire towards becoming a Nurse Consultant where you’ll be leading, researching and making significant changes to practice. What makes adult nursing such a challenging and rewarding career is the diversity of the situations you’ll respond to, each one providing you with job satisfaction that’s hard to find elsewhere.

Professional Registration

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Successful completion of the programme also provides eligibility to apply for professional registration with regulatory bodies in other countries, for example: Canada, New Zealand, Australia and many others. For current information on the specific requirements and registration process for each country we recommend that you consult the webpages of the relevant regulatory body.

Rights to Work in the UK for International Students

International students graduating from this programme may be eligible to apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa that provides the right to work within the UK healthcare sector. This visa also provides the right for dependants to come to the UK and exemptions from UK health insurance surcharges.

Further information about the current benefits of the Health and Care Worker Visa and rules for applying can be found at the UKVI website.

Information on further visa options is available on our Post Study Work Options webpage.

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UK entry requirements

2024/25 entry

  • GCE A Level ABB-BBC. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Sport.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Sport with an A Level at grade C in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics .
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Merit in Health & Social Care, Applied Science, Sport, with two A Levels at grades BB in any subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma  with 45 credits at Level 3. Subjects accepted : Health Science, Health and Human Sciences, Health Professions, Health and Social Care, Health Studies, Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Science, Science in Health Professions
  • T levels : Merit overall and grade C in A level Science subject (Health, Healthcare Science and Science)

Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language, Maths and Science.

Brunel University London is committed to raising the aspirations of our applicants and students. We will fully review your UCAS application and, where we’re able to offer a place, this will be personalised to you based on your application and education journey.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.


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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), if your first language is not English you must have the following minimum International English Language Test Score (IELTS) results at the time of applying:

  • 7.0 overall or equivalent
  • 7.0 in the listening and reading sections
  • 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.


Occupational English Test (OET)

  • B (350 or above) for reading, listening, and speaking, and at least C+ (300 or above) for writing

Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s website:

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry


£9,250 full-time


£23,615 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Please refer to the scholarships pages to view discounts available to eligible EU undergraduate applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

Required equipment

How you'll learn on your course

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Assessment and feedback

Throughout your course you’ll receive feedback in the form of professional conversations arising from simulated practice, written feedback and automated immediate feedback (instant feedback given through digital technology).

This will be timed in order to guide you through your studies and help you with your ongoing development. Assessments will include written assignments, examinations, OSCE’s (objective structured clinical examinations which assess your clinical competency and confidence) and presentations.

You’ll receive assessments to resemble nursing activities in professional practice as well as testing graduate and transferable skills.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.