Nursing Studies

Programme information

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

nursing students

Throughout the BN (hons) Nursing programme students will study prescribed core courses and a choice of option courses. Students are given a choice of outside courses in year one and a choice of Honours options in years three and four.

Years 1 and 2

For more information on the pre-honours syllabus, see the programme outline page.


The Honours options and Honours dissertation allow the students to pursue in-depth critical analyses of areas of nursing care that are of particular and personal interest and concern to the student.

Practice placements

Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

Registration with NMC

The Bachelor of Nursing programme leads to eligibility to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To register as an adult nurse students must have successfully completed the core courses and practice placements from the Foundation, Branch and Honours years of the programme as explained above. Students not wishing to progress to Honours can also register with the NMC by successfully following the Ordinary degree registration route in third year. More information about the award of the degree and classification can be found in the Programme Specification.