Health Sciences Courses

From September 2017 entry the Government  announced changes in student finance for NEW undergraduate students on Nursing, Midwifery and allied health care courses, including Physiotherapy and Dietetics. (Funding for Medicine courses has not been affected by these changes)

NHS bursaries will no longer be offered but students will have access to the same student loans system as other students.

Students who already have a degree will be able to receive funding to study on these courses.

All information on this page relates to students who usually live in England.

NB: Graduate Entry Nursing students who start in January 2019 or later will also be funded through the undergradudate student loans system and be eligible for the University Core and Potential Bursaries.

What funding will I be eligible for?

Please refer to our Funding for Undergraduates 2019 web page, noting that you may be entitled to additional funding from the Learning Support Fund from the NHS as detailed below:

Child Dependants Allowance

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have eligible child dependants you can apply to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) for this allowance, which is a non-repayable grant of £1,000 per year.

Travel and accommodation costs

Eligible students will be entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses incurred over and above daily travel costs to university. The costs must be related to essential practice placements.

Those with dual accommodation can claim £55 per night for commercial accommodation, such as a hotel or bed and breakfast, and £25 per night for non-commercial accommodation, such as staying with friends or family.

Exceptional Support Fund

Eligible students facing severe financial hardship, having exhausted all other available sources of funding, including the University Support Funds, will be able to apply for additional funding. 

For any of the above you will need to apply to the NHS Bursary team.


Funding information for students who started their course in September 2016 or earlier

Dietetics - Master of Nutrition

Nursing BSc



Medicine A100 - NHS funded in Year 5 PDF file icon

Medicine A108 2012-2015 entry only - NHS funded in course Year 4 & 5 PDF file icon

Graduate Entry Medicine


Further information can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority web site.

Students may also be eligible to apply to the additional support funds administered by the University.  Go to the Support Funds page for more information.