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University of Huddersfield

Nursing Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Nursing

**About the course
In order to meet the rapidly changing needs and expectations of healthcare environments, this course provides the opportunity for qualified nurses to undertake a top-up degree through distance learning.**

In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) amended its required minimum outcome for pre-registration nurse education to degree-level study. As a result, employers will increasingly require their nurses from Band five upwards to hold a degree qualification as a minimum. This course enables qualified practitioners to top-up their qualification to degree level and maximise their opportunities for career progression.

You’ll have the opportunity to relate your studies to your own clinical practice. This involves exploring and reflecting upon a range of ideas within healthcare practice, helping you to develop the knowledge required to provide complex care. You’ll also undertake exercises where you will engage with online materials and reflect on your understanding.

You’ll be taught by staff who are actively involved in research and have close links to practice, many of whom have recent experience of doing the job you are training for, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn from their up-to-date knowledge and skills.

This course aims to prepare you for the next stage in your career and helps you to develop the academic skills required to enhance your practice, as well as implement changes.

Modules

Year 1
Developing an Understanding of Research Processes and Methods (Distance Learning)
Advancing Nursing Practice (Distance Learning)

Year 2
Leadership and Management in Health Professional Practice (Distance Learning)
Research-Based Project (Distance Learning)

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be utilised including negotiated learning contracts, reports, essays, research critiques and a project.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,692
low
Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Protective service occupations
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£25k

£25k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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