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Nursing with Registration BSc (Hons)

About the course


Adult and Mental Health Dual Nursing is also now closed to new applications for September 2014 and January 2015.

You are supported by an enthusiastic mentor who works collaboratively with multi-professional health / social care teams and alongside university staff to ensure there are plentiful opportunities to gain a wide variety of learning and work experiences.

While on placements, there are opportunities to work with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in the NHS|, independent and voluntary sectors.

You are supported by a robust system of personal tutors and teaching teams to ensure that individual potential is realised. You are assisted to develop personally, professionally and academically into a competent practitioner who is fit for practice as a registered nurse and to commence a rewarding future career in health and social care 

Reasons to study Nursing at De Montfort University

  • 100 per cent of graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating earning an average salary of more than £21,634.40 (DLHE)
  • Upon completion of the course you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Brand new clinical skills suites provide the opportunity to gain hands-on practical learning
  • You will study 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice
  • Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
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Key facts

UCAS course code: 

  • Adult B700
  • Mental Health B701
  • Child B702
  • Learning Disability B761

Duration: Three years full-time (45 week year)

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

2015 entry


  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and Science. Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 280 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels including at least two subjects at a grade C or above. (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams)


  • BTEC National Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit

International Baccalaureate : 28+ 

Access Course started before September 2014

Pass. Access to Nursing and Midwifery/ Access to Science/ Applied Science/ Forensic Science. Maximum of 9 credits from study skills. English, Science and Maths GCSE equivalency of 12 level 2 credits in each subject required.

The science requirement is usually met in level three units (24-30 credits) - minimum requirement is 12 level two credits.

Additional GCSE's are not required

Evidence of study in the last five years.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (started in or after 2014) in the following courses:

  • AHE (Health Professions)
  • AHE (Science)

Due to the recent changes to Access qualifications nationally DMU are currently reviewing the academic content of the new AHE Diplomas with the relevant Access Award Validating Agencies in order to set our entry criteria. It is envisaged that applicants will need to have performed well (Merit or Distinction) in science modules at level 3, and have recognised level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. An update of our entry requirements will be given on our website and on UCAS as soon as it is available.

Interview: Yes - Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application.

Work experience: Yes

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

International students: If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.0 in all components or equivalent.

English Language tuition|, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Teaching and assessment

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used including lectures, seminars, presentations and tutorials. You will also experience enquiry based/ problem solving and independent learning techniques, as well as a variety of e-learning facilities, and maintaining a professional portfolio.

You will complete blocks of clinical placements (30–37.5 hours per week) and blocks of theory hours (up to 16 hours per week). Week-long blocks for self-directed learning, reading, reflection and professional development are allocated throughout the course.

Inter-professional learning allows you to mix with other students/professionals, and understand wider issues and debates in the sector.

Course modules

First year

  • Professional Responsibility 1 
    this module is used as a vehicle to monitor NMC and European Union (EU) requirements, professional practice outcomes and student attendance
  • Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice 
    this exciting practice focused module allows you to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to support safe and evidence-based professional practice
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice 
    introduces you to conceptual matters relating to natural and social sciences and how these underpin nursing practice
  • Promotion of Health and Well-being 
    this unique module explores health and illness, and conceptual matters relating to an individual’s health and well-being
  • Holistic Nursing Interventions 
    you will explore the impact of pathological, physiological and psycho-social changes on life within this module, which introduces situations where nursing intervention is required.

Second year

  • Professional Responsibility 2 
    this module is used as a vehicle to monitor Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) and European Union (EU) requirements, professional practice outcomes and student attendance
  • Analysing Evidence for Healthcare 
    provides you with academic skills to access, review and understand evidence and research that underpins healthcare. Skills acquired in this module will be developed in the dissertation module
  • Complex Care Needsdevelops your knowledge of the diverse needsof patients, clients and service users in a variety of settings and also explores the role of the nurse within the wider healthcare team
  • Responding to Altered Health Needs 
    this specialist module develops the knowledge required to nurse individuals with unexpected deterioration or changes to their physical or psychological health.

Plus choose one specialist module from:

  • Policy, Politics and Health
  • Human Rights and Ethics
  • Diversity and Healthcare Practice
  • Accountable Practitioner
  • International Perspectives

Third year

  • Professional Responsibility 3 this module is used as a vehicle to monitor NMC and EU requirements, professional practice outcomes and student attendance
  • Dissertation 
    complete your 10,000 word dissertation by literature review on a subject relevant to your practice. This includes how to develop practice and implement change•
  • Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers 
    this module crystallises the importanceof service users and carers being central to the provision of high quality and personalised care
  • Transitions to Professional Practice 
    this unique module allows you to develop critical thinking skills and to utilise problem solving strategies to explore current and contemporary healthcare practice in a variety of settings

Academic expertise

The Nursing Lecturers are all registered nurses and qualified teachers. Many are research active.

Many staff have doctoral level qualifications and twelve staff are currently undertaking academic and professional doctorates.

Sample timetable

Below is a sample timetable for a first year [Course Title] student.

The timetable as an idea of the types of classes you may attend and an indication of contact hours per week. You will be expected to complete at least [X] hours of self-directed study in addition to these schedules classes.

Sample Timetable

Industry links and professional accreditation

Accredited by the NMC|, this course has been recognised for its high standard of teaching quality, and upon successful completion of the course you can register as a nurse with the NMC.

The nursing team have an excellent reputation and good links with the local NHS trust and other potential employers, which is beneficial when you are applying for jobs.  

Work experience and placements

You will benefit from placements in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northampton's hospitals and community placements. 

Exciting opportunities for placements in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's hospitals and community services have been developed. Students based in north Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire may wish to benefit from these placements. 

You will work alongside a mentor to learn the practical application of nursing relevant to your chosen field of nursing practice.

50% of the course is based in clinical practice. Placements are based in a variety of hospitals, community, clinics and social care settings including caring for patients/clients in their own homes. This includes a range of different shift patterns across a 24 hour cycle.

Erasmus and elective placement opportunities are also available.

Uniform and dress code policy
This course includes compulsory hospital and community placements; these are an essential component for completion of the course. Whilst on placement, students must adhere to the uniform / dress code policy of the placement provider. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS (UHL) trust. The UHL NHS Trusts and other placement providers have given careful consideration to cultural and religious needs relating to uniform policies / dress codes.

These have been developed in conjunction with local / national cultural and religious bodies. This is to ensure that local / national infection control guidance is adhered to. Whilst every attempt has been made to accommodate individual needs, however, there are some areas where the need to fully comply with infection control guidance has overridden religious requirements.

Further information can be obtained by contacting HLS Admissions on +44 (0)116 257 7700

Graduate careers

The qualification enables you to practice anywhere in the UK, EU plus countries such as Canada, USA and Australasia (local registration required).

Once qualified, our postgraduate study |opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills; including Masters Degrees, Learning Beyond Registration modules and professional Doctorates.

Fees and funding

UK students currently benefit from a grant, means-tested bursary and payment of fees by the NHS. (Based on 2012 entry and may be subject to change.)

Find out more about NHS funding


Learn more about our undergraduate scholarships | and awards information.


Recent investment of £12 million in to our first-class teaching and learning facilities, develop your practical experience and enhance your employability upon graduation.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website ucas.ac.uk|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website or via the contact details below.

International students can apply to study at DMU using our online applications portal|.

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Contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Admissions Team
De Montfort University
Edith Murphy Building
Leicester, LE1 9BH

Online enquiry form|

T: +44 (0)116 250 6070
E: hls@dmu.ac.uk|
W: dmu.ac.uk/hls|

International Students

We welcome applications from international students, see above entry criteria. Also, please refer to the frequently asked questions|| document that may help answer some questions that you have about your application as an international student. Further information can be found on our School pages, where you can find out more about the School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery|.

If you would like to find out more about student support, how to apply, accommodation and fees, please visit our central international pages|.

Additional information

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced DBS disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

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