Taught course

Nursing (Learning Disabilities) with NMC Registration

University of Derby · College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants will need:

  • Grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Honours degree 2:2 or above
  • 450 hors of work experience (equivalent to 12 full-time (37.5 hrs weeks) in a service user context obtained in the last five years

Months of entry


Course content

  • This is a flexible course with routes to both Postgraduate Diploma and the full MSc possible within just two years of full-time study
  • Both the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc routes lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the end of the two year course, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.
  • You will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their families, ensuring their holistic health and well-being needs are met and maintained within a changing society.
  • The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9250 per year
International students
£14,700 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time: two years (with an optional third year part-time).

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591167