Taught course

Nursing with Professional Registration (Adult Field)

University of York · Department of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

You will normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a health related subject including:

  • Biology
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Health and Social Care
  • Human Sciences
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social work
  • Sports Science
  • Theology.

Months of entry


Course content

Healthcare is changing rapidly. Technology is advancing and, as people live longer, healthcare needs are becoming more complex with an increasing focus on caring for people in the community.

Our course has been developed in close collaboration with our service partners and users, and is delivered by approachable and supportive staff with a national reputation for developing award-winning nurses. The benefits of this innovative course include the opportunity to study nursing in an environment of exceptional teaching and learning. This course allows graduates a fast track to professional registration as a nurse.

The Postgraduate Diploma prepares you for your future role as a skilled and reflective adult nurse, able to use sound clinical judgement to deliver thoughtful, compassionate, evidence-based care to enhance the future health and wellbeing of the communities you serve.

As a nursing student in the Department of Health Sciences you will experience the benefits of a large, multidisciplinary department offering a broad range of taught and research courses, combined with extensive practice experience in the health and social care field.

With a combination of tutor support, mentor guidance in placements and excellent teaching facilities we can help you get the very best out of your time in York, ensuring you develop your knowledge and skills as well as confidence in your role as a nurse.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321321