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BSc (Hons) Top-up

Nursing (Top-up)

International students only
1 year
September 2024

This course provides the necessary training for international students to apply for NMC exams for registration in the UK. The BSc (Hons) Nursing top-up degree allows you to consider how nurses contribute to the local, global, and wider health and social care agendas.

Why study with us

  • The course prepares you to undertake the NMC exams for International Nurses wishing to register as a qualified Nurse in the UK.
  • The course will prepare you for further academic qualifications.
  • The course team are here to provide personal support to all students. This includes all aspects of living in the UK, from accessing healthcare, to faith, and academic study support.

Important application information

  • This course is only available to international students.
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Nicky tells us about our Nursing courses


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

What you'll do

  • Our course team includes NMC registered Nurses with a variety of clinical backgrounds. You'll develop your clinical skills and competencies in line with NMC proficiencies covering such skills as A to E assessment of the deteriorating patient. You'll also have study days for specific nursing interventions such as cardiac monitoring, drug administration, and venepuncture.
  • The course will prepare you to undertake the NMC requirements for overseas nurses wishing to join the professional register. It will also provide a great foundation for further academic study.
  • The assessment methods on the course are varied and comprise of OSCE’s, MCQ examinations, case studies and oral Viva’s.
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Nursing course facilities

The Worldwise Learning Centre is open all year round. The centre offers support and professional development opportunities for students.

Our library is open 24 hours a day during term time providing flexible study spaces and excellent learning resources. As well as extensive nursing and educational information and access to course-specific librarians.

Our brand new Student Centre, at the heart of the campus, provides a huge range of services focused on you. From student support to vast social spaces, a café and meeting rooms, you'll find space to take a break, catch up with friends and access your support needs.

Future careers

The course will prepare you to undertake the NMC requirements for overseas nurses wishing to join the professional register and acquire their pin number. It'll also provide a great foundation for further academic study.

If you're wishing to return to your own country, continuing to practice and develop your clinical skills will help maintain your clinical competencies whilst studying in the UK.

Fees and funding

Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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