Nursing Studies

Why study Nursing?

Course details, entry requirements and applying.

Nursing Studies offer a four year Bachelor of Nursing with honours that leads to registration as a nurse (adult branch).

As one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), the University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. Its graduates are highly regarded both nationally and internationally in the nursing profession.

Name Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
UCAS course code B700
Institution code E56
Start date September
See the Degree Finder to see the specific start date, opening date for applications and application deadline.


Why choose Edinburgh?

We are one of the top ten universities in the UK to offer Nursing, and among a small cohort our students' experience is second to none.

Another attraction of the programme is that fees are paid for all SCOTTISH students taking the undergraduate programme and that SCOTTISH students are also eligible to apply for a non-means tested bursary.


“Nursing Studies is a small and friendly subject area within the School of Health in Social Science. The staff are committed to nursing, care about their students, and support you to develop from an anxious new student into a first class nurse. The best decision I ever made was to study nursing at Edinburgh.”

Ceirwen RobertsNursing Studies student (Year 4)

After graduating from The University of Edinburgh, I am now working at St Georges Hospital in London in their Acute Medical Unit. This is a very fast paced and challenging ward treating patients with a very wide variety of illnesses and needs. Studying at Edinburgh uni definitely gave me the skills and knowledge I needed to confidently start as a newly qualified nurse. Having a small cohort at University meant that we were able to have more input and guidance from our tutors which was extremely helpful. It made it a very friendly and supportive environment to learn in and I am very proud to be part of an amazing alumni, I look forward to my future in nursing.

KathrineBachelor of Nursing (Honours) Alumni 


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