Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up

The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies degree is designed for international students who have completed a Nursing registration equivalent to Diploma level studies overseas and wish to study full time at Coventry University to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice.

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You will study key issues in nursing practice in the UK, leadership and management. Following the course many students apply to register with the Nursing and midwifery Council (NMC) (additional costs charged by the NMC apply).

Entry Requirements

Must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin. Must have some IT capability to manage course requirements. A successful individual interview will also be required. 

 English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

This degree enable graduates to study at Masters level either within the UK or overseas as well furthering career in nursing or the global healthcare arena

A number of graduates choose to apply for NMC UK nurse registration on completion of this course. Others on returning to their own country apply for senior nurse positions following completion fom this degree

Course Details

The course comprises of 6 double modules of 20 Credits. Overseas students are expected to study on a full-time basis over one year.


The Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up course is designed for international students who have completed a nursing registration equivalent to Diploma-level studies in their own country and wish to study full-time at Coventry University to explore the knowledge base which underpins UK nursing practice.

  • You will study key issues in nursing practice in the UK, leadership and management. Following successful completion of the course many students apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (additional costs apply, please visit the NMC website for further information and requirements).
  • This academic programme provides opportunities to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice and to share learning with nurses from other parts of the world. The course comprises of five mandatory modules and one optional module. Successful completion of six modules will lead to the award of Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Top-Up.


Year One

Principles of professional practice
Leadership & change in public service management
Health assessment skills

Optional modules 1 from the following:
Health promotion
Pain management
Competence & skills for general nursing
Reviewing research for professional practice
The scope of public health

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