Nursing Studies

Undergraduate Programme

Nursing Studies offer a four year Bachelor of Nursing with Honours with registration as a Nurse (Adult branch).

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Why study Nursing?

Course details, entry requirements and applying.

Programme information

The Bachelor of Nursing is a four year degree, split into two programmes - Foundation and Branch.

Fees & funding information

Fee and funding information for EU, Rest of UK or Overseas students.

Careers and alumni

Example career paths that some of our graduates have followed.

Clinical Elective

A unique opportunity to explore new cultures and expand your clinical experience.

Practice Learning Hub

The Practice Learning Hub provides quick access to documents and guidance for students and practice partners.

I graduated from Nursing... [at] Edinburgh. From newly qualified I have worked in the ED. I have worked in Belfast and for the past 2 years have worked in the MTC at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health. I write to you having recently become a Sister. I just wanted to say thank-you. I often felt at Edinburgh that the course was very acedemic, challenging and could be heard saying 'we aren't doctors'. I worried that I was book smart and my clinical skills lacked. However, I could not have been more wrong. I honestly believe it was the teaching at Edinburgh which has enabled me to progress with confidence in my career so far. I realised that unlike many of my peers I understood why I was carrying out investigations or recognised the significance of the deteriorating vitals rather than purely the ability to plot them on a coloured chart. I credit this to the Nursing school and yourself.

Rachel GreggEmergency Department Sister


Video: Assembly of Affirmative Practice
In February 2019 our fourth-year undergraduate nursing students were invited to a series of workshops with RADA's Jonny Guy Lewis to explore communication, leadership and affirmative practice. These workshops were set up by PhD student Jamie Smith to help further the Nursing Now initiative and support students by providing them with key practical skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) support