An honours degree (2:2 or above in a relevant subject) awarded by a British university or other equivalent approved degree awarding college/body
- A professional qualification as a healthcare practitioner, current registration with the relevant healthcare professional body and current involvement in professional practice
- You should be able to supply two references; one giving emphasis to academic and clinical ability
- For international students, registration as a nurse is not a requirement, but the first degree must be in nursing or a subject closely allied to nursing
In exceptional circumstances, applications from non-standard entry requirements may be considered, where you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate professional expertise through a professional portfolio. Please visit our website for more information.
International students are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-sessional English language course and a range of induction workshops held during our dedicated International Welcome Week, prior to starting the course, to help you settle in to the UK and at DMU.
If you are an NHS East Midlands employee, you may be eligible for funding from Health Education East Midlands and should check with your line manager/trust authorised signatory. Employees from the private, voluntary and independent sector may also be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Non-standard entry requirements:
In exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given if you do not meet the aforementioned criteria.
In these cases, you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate professional expertise with professional portfolio evidence in one of the following:
- Publication; an article published in a refereed journal as a single or joint contributor (with evidence of a significant contribution or being the first author in the list). This could be a research paper or a critical review of nursing practice
- Change management; if you have had an active part or been an instigator in the management of change. Documented evidence in the form of minutes of meetings, completed projects etc., should be produced to substantiate your claim
- Leadership; have you been a leader/team manager with responsibilities for managing a team? As above, there should be documented evidence to substantiate the claim. It is expected that you would be working as a team leader or specialist practitioner
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.