Taught course

Nursing (Adult) Pre-Registration

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Nursing

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2.2 or above (or equivalent), preferably in a health/science related subject. We will however also consider applications from graduates with non-health related degrees; GCSE Maths, Science and English at Grade C or above, or equivalent; two recent references, at least one academic; experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment, or relevant to your chosen field; successful performance in the selection process (including an individual interview) Occupational Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible. If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances. You may be able to enter directly into Year 2 of the course if you have Accreditation for Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL), which may include having a degree in a health or nursing-related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Adult nurses need to be able to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing care across the patient’s lifespan. We recognise that as the context of healthcare delivery is changing, the importance of working flexibly, inter-professionally and collaboratively in a way that is meaningful and relevant.

Our curriculum is designed to give graduating Adult Nurses the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to influence improvements in practice, and support them to develop their own professional responsibility towards advancing the profession.

If you have a relevant bachelor's degree, this three-year pre-registration Master's degree gives you the chance to undertake an Adult Nursing course leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course is available part-time and full-time on both the Oxford and Swindon campuses.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
96 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 482588