Taught course

Nursing - Adult

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Health

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Entry requirements

Our usual entry requirement is a BSc (Hons) degree at 2:1 or better in a relevant health, science or social science subject, plus level 2 qualifications in Maths and English.

Note: A BSc (Hons) degree at 2:2 may be considered, depending on experience. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate prior learning of: 500 hours of theory against some of the learning outcomes in the first year of the BSc (Hons) Nursing course; and 500 hours of prior practice in a suitable health care environment.

Months of entry


Course content

Our accelerated MSc in adult nursing will give you the opportunity to qualify as a registered nurse in two years. The course is aimed at people who already hold an undergraduate degree in a health or science related subject, and also have some prior experience in a care setting.

This innovative new blended learning course is supported by Health Education England to enhance the digitisation of the NHS. The majority of the theory element of the course will be delivered online using a variety of virtual and blended learning strategies. Practice placement experiences will take place in the clinical environment with our local NHS partners, supported by practice-orientated simulation activities.

Although this course is full time, the flexible course delivery enables you to balance your studies with other personal commitments. The course will also help you develop the digital skills needed to meet the demands of a changing society.

Course content

The course is aligned to the 7 platforms of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for pre-registration nursing education, which cover the following areas:

  • Being and accountable professional
  • Promoting health and preventing ill-health
  • Assessing needs and planning care
  • Providing and evaluating care
  • Leading and managing nursing care and working in teams
  • Improving safety and quality of care
  • Co-ordinating care

Fees and funding

UK students

Nursing students will receive at least £5,000 a year in additional funding for maintenance and associated study costs. Download the funding FAQs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595