Taught course

Nursing (Adult)

University of York · Department of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Aspiring to make a valuable contribution to modern healthcare, you will be caring and compassionate and committed to making a real difference to people’s lives. You will normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a health related subject and GCSEs in Maths, English and Science (grade A*-C). You will normally be able to demonstrate 600 hours of healthcare related experience. This may include experience of healthcare support work, voluntary work overseas, befriending older people and charity work (e.g. with Age UK, Shelter, St Johns Ambulance). If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma is a two year, full time programme for graduate entrants, which leads to a Postgraduate Diploma with Professional Registration in Nursing (Adult).

Developed in close collaboration with our service partners and users, and delivered by approachable and supportive staff with a national reputation for developing award winning nurses, the primary benefits of this innovative programme are:

  • it offers graduates an opportunity to study nursing in a community of exceptional nurse learners in an institution renowned for the quality of its healthcare research;
  • it enables graduates to ‘fast track’ to professional registration as a nurse.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321321