UK/EU: £4,410
INT: £4,410
Course length
18 months – 4 years of part time study
Start dates
September, January and May
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Matt Salisbury
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University Open Day
10 November

Course code: B700   Level: 6

If you already hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies, top up your qualification to a full BSc honours degree with this online nursing course, and fit study easily around your career, personal or family commitments.

Accredited by the RCN

Image: Royal College of Nursing RCN Accredited

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 31 August 2019.


If you do not have a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or meet the academic entry requirements you may be eligible to complete our Certificate of Credit in Health and Social Care studies to gain 20 credits to achieve a Level 5 qualification and academic skills that will allow entry onto the online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up degree programme.

To ensure you are continuing to meet the requirements to practice safely and effectively we have updated our online learning materials and modules so you can demonstrate good practice and knowledge, using transferable skills needed for you to provide the right care when it’s needed most.

We've developed cutting edge online learning materials for areas of practice that include; Care of the Surgical Patient; Asthma; Diabetes; Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care; Minor Injuries; Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care; Infection Control and Partnerships in Dementia Care, that can be taken as part of the online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up degree, or studied independently as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

NMC revalidation and CPD for nursing

If you are preparing for Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Revalidation you’ll also be aware that you need to complete 35 hours of CPD which needs to include 20 hours of participatory learning. Our online course can be taken as independent modules which counts as participatory learning that will help you to meet the requirements for nursing re-registration.

Learn practical transferable skills

The practical application of this online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up allows you to develop transferable skills effectively that can be applied directly within your care setting. Through studying this course you will be able to: demonstrate a critical, evidence based approach to practice; be motivated towards continuous and progressive learning, become a lifelong learner who can evaluate the teaching and support of colleagues in clinical practice; demonstrate critical competence in clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development.

This online course also aims to develop your skills so you can identify and propose recommendations to enhance service delivery and provision of care and engage in critical reflection on clinical practice reflective of contemporary nursing practice.

A valuable online learning experience

Our tutors have many years’ experience in nursing and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments. We like to know that our students feel challenged yet confident about their online study and in our latest feedback survey, 91%* of our online Nursing studies BSc Top-Up students agree that, they learnt something that changed the way they understood an issue or concept (*UDOL feedback survey 2015).

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) member

UDOL are an active member of the Dementia Action AllianceWe are proud that our positive impact to Dementia through our online courses has been recognised by Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and we are now an active member of the Alliance.

An online nursing course with high professional standards

Our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up degree course has been specifically designed by experienced professionals, with internationally renowned contributors such as:

  • Dr Chris Gillespie MPhil., PhD., CPsychol., AFBPsS, a Consultant Psychologist at the Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  • Dr Ian Turner whose research interests are molecular biology and forensic document analysis
  • Dr Peter Brown, physiological support to the British Army, the Royal Air Force and United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

Our close relationships with employers in the health and social care sector contributes to the design and updating of this course. There has been significant consultation with Strategic Health Authorities, stakeholders and regulatory bodies. That means you can rely on this online course to refresh your skills and keep you up to date with current practice, as well as enhancing your employability.

Enhance your nursing professional development plan (PDP)

This online course will also allow you to integrate personal development planning (PDP) into your workload. Opportunities throughout the online course for PDP are included through the application of learning materials to current practice within health and social care as well as the use of critical reflection within modules. This online course will incorporate a variety of skills that will enable you to develop critical evaluation, appraisal and reflection skills in relation to your clinical and evidence based practice. The content of the online course will be contextualised, allowing you to take the skills forward into clinical and academic practice.

There’s room in your life for online study

Our range of innovative teaching materials gives you a varied and enjoyable learning experience and our expert online tutors will support you all the way. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.  As a nurse it would be very difficult to work any other way due to the demanding nature of the profession, so this type of study is ideal.