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Nursing Studies (for qualified healthcare professionals) BSc

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Overview

Whether you’re a registered nurse in the UK, or working abroad as a register nurse, King’s College London can help you take the next step in your healthcare career.   

It’s likely you became a qualified nurse by completing a diploma. Our one-year Nursing Studies BSc gives you the chance to top that up to a degree and develop valuable research skills. 

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Learn from our experts who are at the forefront of their field 
  • Study at the number 1 nursing faculty in the UK, and number 2 in the world (QS World Rankings 2019) 
  • Become a confident leader in your area of specialism 
  • Develop your analytical mind and understand how research  impacts practice 
  • Join a diverse community of nurses from the UK and abroad 

Key information

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Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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Course detail

Description

We’ve designed this course for newly qualified and experienced nurses who are motivated to think analytically and delve deeper into research in healthcare. 

Whether you work in acute care, in the community, or in mental health nursing, you can pick modules that will boost your expertise and give you an advantage in your day to day role. 

At King’s, you’ll join a supportive community of nurses from different countries and backgrounds. Every day you’ll learn from each other and share your experiences of life as a nurse. 

Teaching 

Our experts are leaders in their fields, shaping the future of healthcare. So our teaching is always informed by current research and developments in practice. 

From lectures and classroom-based learning, to one-to-one sessions and web-based materials, you’ll learn in a variety of ways. 

At King’s, we know it’s important to continually encourage you to challenge yourself and reflect on your progress. But if you ever need extra support, you can always ask your personal tutor or programme lead for advice. 

Course details 

We teach three core modules to give you the knowledge you need to achieve your degree qualification. This includes applying what you learn to a research project. 

You also tailor the course to your interests by picking three modules. From exploring drug addiction to understanding diabetes treatment, you’ll find modules that are a perfect fit for expanding your expertise.  

 

Assessment

On this course, we use a variety of methods to assess your learning. You’ll complete essays, reports, portfolios and dissertations. For some modules, you’ll take traditional written exams too. 

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Location(s):

The degree programme is delivered across four of King’s College London campuses: 

  • Guy’s Campus 

  • Waterloo Campus 

  • Denmark Hill Campus 

  • St Thomas’ Campus 

 

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Structure

Year 1

Students study on a full-time basis for 12 months. A range of teaching and learning strategies are used including classroom teaching, web based materials and one-to-one supervision.

Required Modules
  • Research Methods

  • Evidence Based Practice

  • Dissertation in Healthcare

 

Optional Modules

You will study an additional three optional modules of your own choice. Individual advice on module selection will be given by your programme leader.

Entry requirements

 
A-level qualifications alone are not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
The IB qualification alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
The Access to HE Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.
Cambridge Pre-U qualifications alone are not sufficient for entry on this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Extended Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The BTEC Subsiduary Diploma alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
The European Baccalaureate alone is not sufficient for entry onto this programme. All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent
All applicants require a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.

Required subjects

See below.

Preferred subjects

See below.

Further information and other requirements

Please contact the Programme Leader, Julia Philippou at julia.philippou@kcl.ac.uk

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for the BSc is a Diploma in Higher Education (120 Level 5 credits) (or overseas equivalent). Applicants must be registered nurses with the NMC or an equivalent governing body for international applicants. IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum of 6.0 in all skills.


Selection procedure

Applicants must be qualified nurses with a current registration either in the UK or home country. Applicants will have a diploma in nursing that has been awarded by a recognised academic institution.

Application deadline: 31 July 2019.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £18,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

As a leading faculty of nursing and midwifery, we’ve helped many healthcare professionals reach their potential in a range of specialist areas. 

Our Nursing Studies BSc gives you the skills you need to go back to practice with the skills and confidence to lead and manage your own teams. 

Our alumni often stay in London to work at many of the NHS trusts. Others find rewarding roles across the UK and abroad. Some King’s graduates choose to continue their education or specialise further. 

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