Taught course

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • A first degree at Honours level, normally, in a related discipline (life sciences, psychology or the social/ behavioural sciences). Graduate attributes associated with learning and research skills will normally be expected.
  • GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).

All offers will be subject to the applicants demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviours”, satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The pre-registration Learning Disability Nursing course provides a carefully integrated balance of theory and practice that will enable students to confidently take on the role of a registered nurse for people with a learning disability within a changing health and social care arena. The programme will benefit those who have an interest or experience in supporting people with a learning disability. During the programme you will:

  • Acquire and become equipped with the current knowledge and skills required for this challenging and yet highly rewarding nursing role
  • Be part of a friendly, dedicated and highly experienced team of lecturers and practitioners within the School of Health and Social Work
  • Be taught in small class sizes during the field programme
  • Be provided with a range of practice placement opportunities within health, social and independent sectors, these may include working directly with children and young people, adults and older people.
  • Be provided with excellent pastoral and academic support during the course of your studies
  • Be provided with excellent teaching and learning opportunities

Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the programme will lead to entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council UK for Learning Disabilities Nursing.

Information for international students

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.

IELTS (with no less than 7 in any band)

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,925
International students
£8,925

Our international fees include the cost of practice placements, occupational health, Disclosure and Baring Service(DBS) check, and uniform.

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800