Taught course

Adult Nursing (pre-registration)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning as a condition of entry to the programme. Subject to satisfactory health and DBS checks. You must submit evidence of: 990 hours of relevant theoretical learning from your first degree or employment and 110 hours of practice worked in a healthcare environment under the supervision of a registered healthcare professional.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a Nurse, or expand your practice, and change patients' lives.
This postgraduate diploma in Adult Nursing is designed for graduates and ambitious career changers who want to make a tangible difference to health outcomes. The course is also ideal if you’re already a qualified nurse and want a second field of registration.
You'll learn to provide world-leading* care and support for adults, working across a range of healthcare settings. You'll graduate able to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, coordinate care, and advocate for your patients' needs.
After you've successfully completed this PG Diploma you can also ‘top up’ to a full MSc by completing the dissertation module.
*Nursing at Southampton is ranked 6th in the world, QS World Rankings by Subject 2023.

Information for international students

This course is not usually available for EU and International students who have not completed prior study in UK.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Not open to international applications

Additionally, to support living costs, eligible (UK) students may be eligible for a Student Finance maintenance loan; also a £5,000 NHS Training Grant of £5,000 per academic year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 4732