Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT
All applications must be submitted via UCAS.
Bachelor's degree in any subject with 2:1 honours and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience. Placements that have been undertaken as part of a previous undergraduate degree are also acceptable.
Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 overall (55-59%) may still be considered, however please bear in mind that many applicants meet the minimum entry requirement and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment. As such, those meeting the entry requirements with a 2:1 will be viewed more favourably. Applicants with a high 2:2 who wish to apply will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or send a transcript of all years of study via King's Apply shortly after applying.
Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent. Functional Skills English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skills Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. It is highly desirable for applicants to have studied Biology or Human Science to GCSE level or equivalent.
International equivalents can also be considered. If you are an international student who did not study GCSEs/IGCSEs as part of your qualifications, then we will look for evidence of equivalency in your studies.
English language requirements
Please note that nationals of Majority English Speaking Countries (as defined by UKVI) who have successfully completed high school in the respective country, are not required to complete an English language test. For information on our English requirements and whether you need to complete an English language test, please see our English Language requirements page. The English Language Band for this programme is Band B. Please note, the English language requirement is separate to the GCSE English Language requirement.
Applicants must have 575 hours (approximately 4 months full time) of relevant healthcare-related experience. This is any type of care that involves the applicant giving direct physical or psychological care of another person. Placements that have been undertaken as part of a previous undergraduate degree are also acceptable. This experience must have been achieved within five years of the start date of the programme, and can include paid full- or part-time employment, or voluntary work. Applicants can combine experience from more than one position/role.
Examples of healthcare experience we have considered include, but are not limited to:
- Health Care Assistant
- Care Assistant
- Support Worker
- Worker with healthcare charities
- Personal care e.g., of a relative or child (must be verified by the GP of the cared person)
- St John’s Ambulance
- Teacher of SEN (Special Education Needs) children
- Helpline advisor e.g., 111, 999, Samaritans (a maximum of 75 hours are permitted)
We do not count administration roles within a healthcare environment or roles involving the shadowing of other healthcare professionals towards the 575 hours requirement.
Please note, we are not able to confirm what experience will be accepted or not accepted before receiving and assessing the application.
Is it not necessary for applicants to have completed the 575 hours requirement prior to submitting an application and applicants can build up their hours of experience during the assessment process. However, please be mindful that all 575 hours will need to be completed and verified by the end of July (timeframe may vary).
Occupational Health clearance (Compulsory): Required for successful applicants. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to satisfactory Occupational Health clearance.
Enhanced criminal conviction check (Compulsory): Required for successful applicants. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.
If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.
Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.
Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a Nursing degree programme and career.
No offers are made without an interview. Interviews are held between November and May and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for Nursing and although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered and therefore you should not expect a decision post-interview until the cycle has completed in May.
During the 2021/22 Admissions cycle, interviews will be conducted remotely. Interviewers will assess a range of values and attributes. Communication skills will also be assessed during the interview. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates and will complete standardised interviewer assessment score sheets.
Transfers into this programme are not permitted.