Taught course

Learning Disabilities Nursing & Social Work

Edge Hill University · Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Typical offer 128 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required. You will also need GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).
Eligible candidates must provide evidence of study within the three years prior to application. An interview forms part of the selection process.
If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and Social Work England in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry


Course content

Being unwell can be stressful for anyone. For vulnerable people, it can be an even scarier experience. These individuals depend on support from social workers and nurses who understand their needs.

Join us to train as an integrated learning disabilities nursing and understand the role of social work practitioner. Explore topics from health, social care, education and other related areas. Discover what it means to be part of multidisciplinary teams.

This innovative and intensive integrated Masters is delivered alongside our partners in the Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership, and leads to eligibility for two professional awards.

To prepare for provision of treatments for adults with learning disabilities, you’ll explore their complex needs. This includes everything from psychosocial issues to communication difficulties, behavioural challenges to end-of-life care. In your social work modules, you’ll look at a range of issues relating to social justice, structural inequality, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and practical experience you need to excel in the role of learning disability nurse. You’ll also understand care through the lenses of service users, their families, and carers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MNSW(Hons)
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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