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Undergraduate Study

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate courses in the disciplines of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, and sport rehabilitation. Find out more about our courses by selecting the discipline in which you are interested.


The school offers nursing degree programmes that give you the opportunity to become a Registered Nurse (RN) and achieve a highly regarded University of Nottingham qualification at the same time.

Find out more about our undergraduate nursing courses


The school offers midwifery degree programmes that have been designed for those who wish to complete the requirements for an honours degree as well as eligibility for registration as a midwife. 

Find out more about our undergraduate midwifery courses


The school offers degree programmes which aim to prepare students in all aspects of practice fundamental to the needs of a newly qualified physiotherapist or graduate sport rehabilitator.

Find out more about our undergraduate physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation courses


Fees and funding

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 and will need to take out maintenance and tuition loans like other students. This does not affect current students or those who have applied for 2016/17 entry unless you have deferred, in which case it would fall under the new rules.

Further information on the funding reform can be found on and on the Council of Deans of Health website. For independent advice on student finance see Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert website. 

Update on funding changes for graduate entry nursing

The longer-term national position regarding funding of postgraduate courses leading to registration as a nurse remains undecided, with a statement below from the NHS and Health Educational England:

“The government will continue to provide a bursary for tuition and maintenance to meet the full costs of the course for a capped number of postgraduate students applying for postgraduate courses leading to registration (including masters and postgraduate diplomas/certificates) starting in 2017/18. The government will set out arrangements for 2018/19 onwards for postgraduate courses leading to registration in due course.”

For students applying for January 2018, this means:
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 and 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 students applying for January 2019, this means:
We are awaiting a decision about the January 2019 funding arrangements.

Full details from the Health Career NHS/Health Education England can be found online with additional information on The Funding Clinic from the Council of Deans. For an independent view on student finance see Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website.

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559