Taught course

Nursing with Registration

King's College London · Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

Entry requirements

Normally Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months full-time) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

It is highly desirable for applicants to have studied Biology or Human Science to GCSE level or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Whatever your degree, our PGDip in Nursing is the ideal way to start a rewarding career in healthcare. And since the course is equivalent to the first part of a Master’s degree, you can choose to continue your studies at the end.

At King’s College London, we train thousands of healthcare professionals every year, so we know what it takes to teach vital skills, help you think on your feet and handle tough situations.

This course can take you in three different directions - adult nursing, mental health nursing or children’s nursing. They share a common core, but each have specialised modules too.

Each version of the course will cover a broad range of topics, from bioscience to policy. You’ll spend around half your time learning the theory, and the other half experiencing work through simulation and clinical practice.

You’ll learn by working on the job in a variety of environments. But the practical elements aren’t limited to being on placement. At King’s we have a range of simulation suites to safely introduce you to some of the challenges you’ll come up against.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0) 20 7848 7162