Birmingham City University


Our aim is to develop you into a graduate nurse who is able to work flexibly across a range of settings and meet the health needs of the whole person throughout their lifespan. We will work with you on your development to help you become a skilled, knowledgeable, emotionally intelligent nurse, able to lead and co-ordinate compassionate, evidence-based, person- and family-centred care while working as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams. 

The university-based elements of the first two years of your course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. In your final year, the theory you learn will be specific to adult nursing. You will study five modules each year. In year one, you will complete a year-long practice module which will prepare and support you to develop your confidence and competence in practice as you work towards independently leading and coordinating care.  

In your first year, you will gain theoretical and practice knowledge to develop a range of key skills. This will include: exploring the evidence that underpins person- and family-centred care; professional values; self-leadership; and the role of the registered nurse. Second year modules will further enhance your first-year learning and explore evidence-based complex care incorporating a wide range of research, skills, team leadership and principles of coordinating care. During your third year you will continue build on your previous learning and develop proficiency in adult nursing. The modules you study will develop you as a leader who uses research-informed critical thinking to co-ordinate care, supervise other health professionals and gain confidence in the safe management of medication. You will also have access to personal tuition throughout the course which will enrich your learning experiences and will enable to reflect meaningfully on your practice and the development of your individual field identity. 

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6
  • We are happy to consider a Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate PLUS two-year Ordinary Undergraduate degree (BA, BCom, BSc) with minimum Grade of 60%.


Career Prospects

Once qualified and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you can practice in the UK and many countries overseas. As a qualified nurse you could find yourself working within the NHS, the private sector, in the community, at GP surgeries, at schools, plus many more - the options are endless.

Typical employers of adult nurses

  • Hospitals
  • NHS Trusts
  • Residential homes
  • Agencies
  • Health centres

Course Details

The course is delivered using a modular approach which divides the content into manageable elements of study and practice learning opportunities.

The first year prepares you for further study and facilitates the understanding of the principles which underpin nursing. This is supported by numerous placement learning experiences over the year.

In year two there is an increasing field-specific focus. Core modules help to contextualize nursing while Field Specific modules prepare you for placement experiences that follow each period of study.

In year three all modules are Field Specific but there are opportunities for shared learning with the other fields of nursing and you will again complete placement experiences. You'll experience a mixture of teaching, self-directed study, and practice-based clinical placements, spending half of your time each year on placement.

Year One

What is Nursing? (20 credits)
Assessing Needs and Planning Care (20 credits)
Providing and Evaluating Care (20 credits)
Introduction to Leadership and Teamwork (20 credits)
Professional Practice (140 credits)

Year Two

Complex Care 1: Assessing and Planning (20 credits)
Complex Care 2: Providing and Evaluating Care (20 credits)
Improving Quality and Safety in a Global Context (20 credits
Leadership and Co-ordinating Care 20 credits
Professional Practice 2 40 credits

Year Three

Nursing Care: Adult (20 credits)
Medicines Management and Applied Physiology in Adult Nursing (20 credits)
Leadership and Decision Making in Adult Nursing (20 credits)
Delivering High Quality, Safe Nursing Care within Adult Nursing (20 credits)
Professional Practice 3 (40 credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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