You'll need all of the following:

  • a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (any nursing discipline)

  • to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or international equivalent

  • to be working in a relevant Nursing arena e.g. community, Acute sectors, public or private health and social care settings.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide full details of your qualifications, written references and evidence of regulatory body membership (e.g. NMC PIN number).

English language qualification

You'll also normally require one of the following English language qualifications:

  • GCE O level English Language C

  • GCSE English C

If English is not your first language you will need one of the following English language qualifications.

  • IELTS 7.0

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based)

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 66

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass

  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses

  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C

  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C

We may accept other equivalent English Language qualifications with supporting evidence so please provide full details with your application.

Pre Diploma/International qualifications

You may still be eligible for the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up if you have a pre-Diploma qualification (e.g. ENB/RGN/RMN) or if your international qualification (diploma or degree) in Nursing does not equate to UK Higher Education Level 5. This is subject to meeting the following requirements:

  • You are still in current nursing practice.
  • You are actively registered with the NMC or equivalent professional body.

If the above applies there is an access route at level 5 (Diploma level) which requires you to successfully complete the Certificate of Credit in Health and Social Care Studies in order to gain entry to the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up.