You must have the following:
- 2:1 bachelor degree in a relevant subject
- Completed 12 years of general education
- GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent.
- Evidence of completing 550 hours of theory and 325 hours of practice in a healthcare setting, which is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement, in order to demonstrate that you can achieve all the required hours due to the intensive nature of the course. If you are successfully shortlisted on the course you will be required to complete the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) NMC template
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from? information pages.
If you hold any other qualifications which are not listed, please contact us before applying for this course.
Offers will be subject to an interview, an Occupational Health assessment and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record.
You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), occupational health clearances and APL (NMC) evidence prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination.
Please note: there are a limited number of places on the course and the demand is generally high, therefore we may not interview all applicants who meet the required entry criteria due to this competitive process.
Months of entry
The course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree in a health related subject, to undertake a two-year full-time Master’s course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course helps you to develop the skills required, in order to become a confident, competent and compassionate nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment.
- The course will assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential as a learning disability nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, and leadership, management and team working. Your practice learning will be field specific to meet a wide range of physical, psychological and social needs.
- This challenging and intensive course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice, where you will undertake placements in a range of settings. The course consists of three stages, each comprising of a number of compulsory modules, where you will have the opportunity to study alongside students from the other fields of nursing.
- The University has strong links with NHS Trusts within the West Yorkshire and wider region, as well as private organisations who offer services to people with a learning disability
- You will be taught in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning environments by lecturers who are committed and passionate, as well as mentors who are research active and have extensive and varied experience in learning disability nursing.
- Student support will be given from personal tutors and year leaders, as well as academic learning support and experienced mentors in practice.
You will also have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You will study how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions (H573)
- +44 (0)484 472561