BSc (Hons) Nursing (International) (Top-up)

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Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date May 2019, September 2019, January 2020
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Are you a registered nurse in your country with a nursing qualification at diploma level? Would you love to study in the UK to boost your academic qualifications?

We’ll enable you to enhance your academic and professional development to bolster your CV by topping up your existing nursing qualification to degree level within a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution (HEI).

This BSc does not give accreditation with the UK Nursing & Midwifery Council and there are no practice placements attached to this programme.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You’ll challenge your existing nursing knowledge and develop new ideas and new ways of thinking to confidently enhance your nursing career – and you will be supported every step of the way by experienced nurse academics.

  • Opportunity to study in the UK and get an insight into the NHS
  • Option for distance learning means you can study in your own country
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
  • Boosts your CV and enhances your career prospects
  • Taught by experienced practitioners and academics, who have extensive experience of working in the NHS
  • Supported by an individual personal tutor for the duration of the course
  • Flexibility to focus on your specialist area of practice
  • Develop key skills in your specialist area and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of nursing practice
  • Insight into what it is like to work within the NHS thanks to our great contacts across the service

There is a whole range of other support for international students at the university, you can find more information about this on our international student support pages.

If you decide to move to the UK to study, you’ll be based in Lancaster, a vibrant city, close to the iconic Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and bustling cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, you’ll have plenty to explore and do outside of your studies.

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Graduate destinations

You will gain many valuable skills through this course, such as an in-depth understanding of key research principles, critical evaluation of information and evidence, effective use of information technology and much more, which will help give you the advantage in the job market. Alternatively, take your degree even further by studying the MSc Nursing (International) programme.

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