Taught course

Nursing/RN (Adult, Mental Health or Children and Young People)

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK university (normally a 2:1) or equivalent academic or professional qualification. Suitable for: Graduates from any discipline who are interested in developing the knowledge and practical skills to practice as a nurse.

Applicant profile

There is no such thing as a typical student on this course, except a desire to explore critically the art and science of nursing and to deliver first class care. The selection process is via application, group and personal interviews, numeracy and literacy tests. APL is available but must cover both theory and practice. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Nursing/RN (Adult, Mental Health or Children & Young People) at Salford:

  • Gain registration as an adult or mental health nurse while gaining a Masters degree
  • Uniquely in the UK available to graduates of any discipline
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a changing health care environment.

Course Summary

On completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • Understand research, policy and other evidence in your chosen branch of nursing.
  • Apply advanced knowledge when caring for client groups within legal, ethical and professional frameworks in an innovative and confident way.
  • Practice as a registered adult or mental health nurse.
  • Assess the needs of healthy and sick adults in different settings.
  • Understand nursing activities associated with caring for adults and their families.

Information for international students

English Language - IELTS Minimum score 7- with no individual component below 7.

Fees and funding

This course is fully funded by the NHS.

Students will be expected to pay approximately £30 for health clearance from their GP and £82 for uniforms. Please note, the charge for health clearance is at the discretion of your GP and can range from £0 to £120. Health clearance is required in Year 1 of study only; uniforms will be required each year. In addition, students may incur other expenses during placements. Optional costs include £10 per year for professional body membership, should the student wish to register. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646