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University of Manchester

Adult Nursing

UCAS Code: B740

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BNurs (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

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/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 International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M1,M1,M3

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 (e.g. 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.

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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C/4. These should include your English and Mathematics if at Grade C/4. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of C/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 Diploma Programme

30

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

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.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

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 (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

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 Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D

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 BB. Either the BTEC National Foundation Diploma or A Level must be in a science or science related subject (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science).

We normally require Grades BBCCC in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including at least one science or science related subject (e.g. 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.

We normally require Grades BBCCC in five suitable Scottish Higher level subjects (including at least one science or science related subject (e.g. 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.

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 (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) and GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C/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.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Adult nursing

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 on your placements , which include those at specialist trusts and the opportunity to work in alternative settings in the UK and overseas.

You will receive support from both our staff and your fellow students throughout your time at Manchester, as well as from experienced mentors while on placement.

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.

Extra funding

As per the recent government announcement, all 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.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

79%
med
Adult 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.

Adult nursing

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Adult nursing

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.

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Average annual salary
99%
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Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
0%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Adult 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.

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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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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