You can still apply for this course
Why choose this nursing course?
You already have a degree and want to become a registered nurse in just two years. The MSc in Nursing (Graduate Entry) programme is a three year course that is undertaken in two years though the accreditation of your undergraduate degree course and relevant practical experience. This programme leads to a Masters level qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There are excellent career prospects in to range of avenues including clinical practice, management, research and education. Previous graduates from this programme have performed extremely well in competing for sought after positions within the nursing profession.
This course is not suitable for qualified nurses. If you are a qualified nurse you may wish to consider our professional courses.
Where will I study?
The new Graduate Entry Nursing programme is offered at our Derby Centre and starts in January. View videos of our staff and students talking about the Derby Centre. You will undertake practice placement predominantly throughout the Derbyshire region in a comprehensive range of in-patient and community settings.
What will I learn?
The programme utilises an enquiry-based learning approach which builds on your existing skills for learning and is underpinned by a student centred philosophy. It also encompasses shared learning with other disciplines and professions, developing your clinical leadership skills and preparing you for practice.
Practice-based learning is a key part of the course and you will experience a comprehensive range of placements, working with healthcare professionals in a variety of areas.
As with all our courses, you can expect to experience a stimulating blend of learning activities, from lectures and clinical skills workshops through to innovative web-based activities.
Adult nurses work with people with diverse health conditions, both chronic and acute. They juggle numerous priorities and use caring, counselling, managing, teaching and all aspects of interpersonal skills to improve the quality of patients' lives, sometimes in difficult situations. Work may be based in hospital wards, clinics or, increasingly, community settings and you may do shift work to help provide 24-hour care.
Find out more about the different fields of nursing or see the NHS Careers website.
For January 2017 entry:
Course fees are paid for all students who meet the NHS student bursaries eligibility criteria. Eligible students will receive a non-means tested grant of £1,000, a means-tested bursary of up to £4,395. Additional allowances are available for students with disabilities and dependents, but you will not be eligible for the Reduced Rate student loan.
For January 2018 entry:
Changes to the funding and financial support of students beginning nursing, midwifery or physiotherapy courses were announced in the government Spending Review in November 2015.
From 1 August 2017, new students will no longer receive NHS bursaries. It is currently unknown what the fees will be or if government financial support will be available. Please keep checking this page as we will be updating once more information is released.
Further information on the funding reform can be found on gov.uk and on the Council of Deans of Health website. For independent advice on student finance see Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert website.
How to apply
Applications are accepted through UCAS. Applications received before the UCAS closing date in January are prioritised however we continue to accept late applications for the remaining places.
The UCAS code for this course is 3010.
Selection and interview
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and selection made based on academic qualifications and personal attributes suitable for nursing. Candidates will need to present a short account of how their prior learning and experience relates to nursing practice. Healthcare experience is essential to meet NMC advanced standing requirements for this this course. This will involve demonstrating a basic level of care experience (under supervision) through the submission of an online portfolio of evidence. Examples could include experience such as a healthcare assistant, mental health support worker, volunteer with healthcare charitable institutions etc.
Find out more about the selection process.