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Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse BSc

UCAS code: B740

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

Jump straight into a rewarding career in nursing. Within your first term you’ll be on a placement, discovering the job first hand. With our links to prominent London hospitals, Nursing at King’s provides you with the skills and experience to become a future leader in healthcare. We focus on developing your practical skills to help make sure you leave King’s capable of taking on any challenge in your career. And our research knowledge means you’ll always be up-to-date with the latest thinking.

Key benefits

  • Study on the job, with placements at world-famous London hospitals including King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', and optional electives in regions like East Asia or Africa
  • We have a great track record of developing leaders in the sector - we're now the UK's top nursing faculty and the world's second (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • This course is delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.
  • We offer a programme of 50% clinical and simulated practice so that you develop a wide set of excellent clinical skills and 50% learning through lectures, seminars and guided learning so that you have the knowledge and understanding to inform your work as a clinician
  • As part of the course, students will develop hands-on experience through training in the state-of-the-art and the award-winning Simulation and Interactive learning Centre, which replicates both hospital and home care environments- including a six-bay adults ward, operating theatre and intensive care unit

The right balance of theoretical studies and clinical placements offered by the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery ensures I receive excellent theoretical knowledge and clinical training throughout the course

Justin, Adult nursing

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s Nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as an Adult Nurse. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). We’re a mixed community. People of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds join us because nursing at King’s will give them a great start to their careers. That diversity means you’ll always fit in, and always have something new to learn. Throughout the course you’ll experience a huge range of environments – both simulated and real. Whether it’s through primary healthcare, an ambulance service, or a voluntary organisation, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the sector.

Course Aims

  • This course provides knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity and how these apply when nursing adults with complex health and social care needs.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of global, national and environmental determinants of health and the role of the nurse in delivering nursing care at the individual population levels within the global context.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of the theory of bioscience and its application to adult nursing care.
  • You will be able to see the patient in the context of their family and community and be able to conduct a complex needs assessment of the individual with this in mind.
  • You will be able to identify and use nursing interventions which promote good health at primary (eg health information giving and immunisations), secondary (eg advice on medication and symptom reduction) and tertiary levels (eg rehabilitation and employing strategies for adaptation to chronic conditions and to reducing the side effects of chronic health problems).
  • Work independently and in collaboration with colleagues in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups; to ensure that care is co-ordinated and that patients are the central focus of that co-ordination.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis and identify when a patient’s condition is deteriorating; to take appropriate action when this is identified.
  • You will embrace the conceptual and philosophical perspectives of the person-centred framework (McCormack and McCance 2010).

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred, e.g., Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Psychology

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

BBC Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

32 points including 555 at Higher Level.

Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE requirements can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 4, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

32 points including 554 at Higher Level. Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE requirements can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 4, if not studied/studying at Higher Level.

You will also need:

GCSE/IGCSE Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

 

Notes:

Numeracy/Literacy modules studied within an Access to HE diploma are not accepted for this programme to meet the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

Functional Skills English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics and can be accepted towards the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

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. 

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website. 

Criminal conviction disclosure

Due to the nature of this programme, UCAS requires all applicants to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check. 

Deferrals

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.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Occupational Health clearance

Due to the nature of this programme, all offerholders will be required to complete the Occupational Health Clearance process. Once your application is firmly accepted, the application will be set-up for the Occupational Health Clearance checks. Information is usually sent out by the end of May/early June. Occupational Health Clearance is a requirement for enrolment onto our Nursing programmes.

Personal statement

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.

Shortlisting

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent) performance, predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, and reference. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking in to account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background.

The interview

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.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels. We will only consider second resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

We are unable to consider transfer applications during the 2021/22 admissions cycle for this programme. We will update the website in September 2022 to confirm whether transfers will be accepted for future admissions cycles for this programme.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high- quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

35%

35%

30%

2

30%

35%

35%

3

20%

40%

40%

Clinical placements

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and students will work shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses.

Summer Vacation:

During the first two years of the programme, summer vacation will fall into one of two possible “waves”. The earlier wave falls across June/July, the later across July/August. During whichever wave students are not on vacation, they will be on placement. During the first term of each academic year, students will be invited to express a preference for one of these vacation waves (but the faculty cannot guarantee it will be met in all cases). For this reason, students are advised not to book holidays or other commitments in the summer until they are aware of their allocated vacation time.

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used for assessment purposes in addition to clinical practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per cent pass mark.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

50%

12.5%

37.5%

2

43%

14%

43%

3

43%

14%

43%

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s graduates are well respected in the healthcare sector. We’re not saying you’ll just walk into a job… but we’re sure you’ll have some great prospects. On our Adult Nursing course, 96% of registered nurses have found work in 6 months after finishing. Your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council means you can work with healthcare providers anywhere in the country.

Your options include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Residences
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational health
  • Hospices
  • The pharamaceutical industry
  • The military

Our alumni are working in a broad range of organisations across the world. Some decide to put their research skills to use in academia. We have great links with well known London NHS trusts, so many of our graduates stay in the city. But you’re just as likely to find a fulfilling career in community care, teaching, or management.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £31,840 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

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

  • 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
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s Nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as an Adult Nurse. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). We’re a mixed community. People of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds join us because nursing at King’s will give them a great start to their careers. That diversity means you’ll always fit in, and always have something new to learn. Throughout the course you’ll experience a huge range of environments – both simulated and real. Whether it’s through primary healthcare, an ambulance service, or a voluntary organisation, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the sector.

Course Aims

  • This course provides knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity and how these apply when nursing adults with complex health and social care needs.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of global, national and environmental determinants of health and the role of the nurse in delivering nursing care at the individual population levels within the global context.
  • This course provides knowledge and understanding of the theory of bioscience and its application to adult nursing care.
  • You will be able to see the patient in the context of their family and community and be able to conduct a complex needs assessment of the individual with this in mind.
  • You will be able to identify and use nursing interventions which promote good health at primary (eg health information giving and immunisations), secondary (eg advice on medication and symptom reduction) and tertiary levels (eg rehabilitation and employing strategies for adaptation to chronic conditions and to reducing the side effects of chronic health problems).
  • Work independently and in collaboration with colleagues in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups; to ensure that care is co-ordinated and that patients are the central focus of that co-ordination.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis and identify when a patient’s condition is deteriorating; to take appropriate action when this is identified.
  • You will embrace the conceptual and philosophical perspectives of the person-centred framework (McCormack and McCance 2010).

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred, e.g., Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Psychology

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

BBC Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

32 points including 555 at Higher Level.

Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE requirements can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 4, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

32 points including 554 at Higher Level. Notes: The total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE requirements can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 4, if not studied/studying at Higher Level.

You will also need:

GCSE/IGCSE Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

 

Notes:

Numeracy/Literacy modules studied within an Access to HE diploma are not accepted for this programme to meet the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

Functional Skills English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics and can be accepted towards the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

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. 

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website. 

Criminal conviction disclosure

Due to the nature of this programme, UCAS requires all applicants to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check. 

Deferrals

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.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Occupational Health clearance

Due to the nature of this programme, all offerholders will be required to complete the Occupational Health Clearance process. Once your application is firmly accepted, the application will be set-up for the Occupational Health Clearance checks. Information is usually sent out by the end of May/early June. Occupational Health Clearance is a requirement for enrolment onto our Nursing programmes.

Personal statement

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.

Shortlisting

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent) performance, predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, and reference. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking in to account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background.

The interview

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.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels. We will only consider second resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

We are unable to consider transfer applications during the 2021/22 admissions cycle for this programme. We will update the website in September 2022 to confirm whether transfers will be accepted for future admissions cycles for this programme.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high- quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

35%

35%

30%

2

30%

35%

35%

3

20%

40%

40%

Clinical placements

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and students will work shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses.

Summer Vacation:

During the first two years of the programme, summer vacation will fall into one of two possible “waves”. The earlier wave falls across June/July, the later across July/August. During whichever wave students are not on vacation, they will be on placement. During the first term of each academic year, students will be invited to express a preference for one of these vacation waves (but the faculty cannot guarantee it will be met in all cases). For this reason, students are advised not to book holidays or other commitments in the summer until they are aware of their allocated vacation time.

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used for assessment purposes in addition to clinical practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per cent pass mark.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

50%

12.5%

37.5%

2

43%

14%

43%

3

43%

14%

43%

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s graduates are well respected in the healthcare sector. We’re not saying you’ll just walk into a job… but we’re sure you’ll have some great prospects. On our Adult Nursing course, 96% of registered nurses have found work in 6 months after finishing. Your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council means you can work with healthcare providers anywhere in the country.

Your options include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Residences
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational health
  • Hospices
  • The pharamaceutical industry
  • The military

Our alumni are working in a broad range of organisations across the world. Some decide to put their research skills to use in academia. We have great links with well known London NHS trusts, so many of our graduates stay in the city. But you’re just as likely to find a fulfilling career in community care, teaching, or management.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £31,840 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

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

  • 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
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

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