Taught course

Critical Care

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

You need to have a degree in nursing or a closely related degree, with a minimum 2:2 classification and two years clinical experience in critical care. If you don't meet this criteria you may be considered at the discretion of the course leader. You must be working within a critical care practice environment and be on a professional register.

Months of entry


Course content

If you're a graduate healthcare practitioner aiming to become a competent and confident critical care nurse, our course will prepare you for delivering quality, safe care in a demanding environment.

Facilities available to you while studying at Anglia Ruskin include formal classroom learning and online learning through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). There are state-of-the-art library and clinical skills resources across all campuses, including a new purpose built health building in Cambridge. Tutorial support is provided on a one-to-one basis, in addition to being assigned a personal tutor throughout your course. Award-winning student service support is also available throughout your studies.

It’s well recognised that adult critical care nursing is a demanding and highly skilled role requiring comprehensive knowledge and understanding for good practice.
Our course will effectively prepare you both clinically and academically to become a competent and confident critical care nurse. It’s delivered by well qualified teachers and carries a nationally-recognised award accepted by healthcare provider trusts and independent sector healthcare organisations in the UK. Our course is mapped explicitly against the recommendations of the National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education.
The Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum values individuals and organisations that are delivering high-quality critical care educational courses, which will impact directly on the quality of care received by critically ill patients. Healthcare managers and clinical leaders can be assured that our course is fit for purpose and award.
On graduation, you’ll have enhanced your knowledge of research and evidence-based care and be poised to take on a specialist practitioner role in the adult critical care environment.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate a standard of English language (IELTS) at level 6.5 (including written English) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration


part time
10 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868