The future nursing workforce needs advanced leadership, and higher level clinical and analytical skills.
Our four-year course leading to a Masters in Nursing and first level registration as a nurse has been designed with this in mind. It will equip you with the confidence and ability to think critically, apply knowledge and skills, and provide expert, evidence-based, direct nursing care.
After completing this degree students will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.
Perfect your practical skills in our Clinical Simulation Unit which is designed to look just like a hospital ward
100% of York Health Sciences graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students))
We has the highest "overall satisfaction" (100%) for children's nursing in the National Student Survey 2019.
Our courses are based around four central themes. Each theme covers an essential part of the knowledge you need to understand health and to be able to provide effective care.
Biosciences and Pharmacology
This theme will help you to build solid understanding of the biological makeup of a healthy person, and then apply this knowledge as you explore how ill health and disease affect the body and mind.
Psychological and sociological aspects of health and ill-health
You'll explore how we view and understand health, while reflecting on how culture and community affect these perceptions. You’ll also examine how health education can be used throughout people’s lives, and discuss how ethical and legal issues inform healthcare.
Professional development and evidence-based practice
You’ll work on broadening your emotional intelligence and develop your ability to reflect on your own work. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of what’s expected from you as an effective nursing practitioner.
Application to nursing practice
You’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action during a number of placements in a variety of settings across the region. Our dedicated practice learning team will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of these experiences
You'll focus on developing your understanding of health and wellbeing. You'll also gain a solid grounding in healthcare practice, and consider the role of nursing within health and social care.
You'll study five core modules:
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll focus on ill-health and disease while developing your knowledge of quality care. You'll learn how to take a person-centred approach to healthcare, considering an individual's personal experience of ill-health when deciding how to care for them.
You'll study five core modules:
You'll focus on working with individual with complex needs, learning how to plan person-centred care in a variety of settings. You'll solidify your knowledge of safe practice, developing a secure understanding of how to evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk.
You'll study five core modules:
You'll spend your final year learning how to use evidence to inform your practice, and finish the year ready to become a leader in your field.
You'll study three core modules:
You'll also choose one of the following modules:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Nursing provides the greatest opportunity to learn so much about others, as well as yourself. You will find strengths and confidence you never knew you had: a new understanding of empathy and compassion, and a true sense of pride in what you do and achieve.Megan, BSc Nursing (Child)
You'll have to meet the costs of uniform replacement or missed occupational health appointments. You'll also have to pay for Professional Association Fees (Indemnity) which is covered in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Unison Student Membership (approximately £10 per year).
Depending on what you choose to do, you may also have to meet costs related to your placements.
Uniform provision, Occupational Health Screening, and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are included in your fees.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21 throughout the year.
From September 2020, all nursing and midwifery students will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year (gov.uk) to support your academic studies. This is on top of the standard government support for tuition fees and living costs and doesn't need to be paid back.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
We've designed our courses so that all nursing students work together in their seminars, lectures and practical work.
I've been to Westminster to lobby MPs about nursing education and how that's funded, I've attended workshops in London and met innovators and leaders in the nursing field, plus I've been published in the Royal College of Nursing bulletin. When I started this course, I never thought I'd have achieved those things.Felix, BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
You'll leave York with a thorough understanding of how to succeed as a registered nurse, and a range of transferable skills that will help you no matter what career path you decide to follow.
We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||Pass 60 credits with at least 45 credits achieved at Level 3. You must achieve 30 level 3 credits at distinction and 15 level 3 credits at merit. At least 15 level 3 credits should be in science subjects. We will not normally consider applicants who have progressed to an access course within three years of taking A levels and failed to achieve the necessary grades for entry to the course.|
|BTEC National Extended Diploma||DDM. For the Diploma in Early Years or Certificate in Early Years (Theory and Practical), we require DDD.|
|Cambridge Pre-U||M2 in three Principal Subjects/Global Perspectives|
|European Baccalaureate||75% overall average|
|Other qualifications||Other qualifications are accepted by the University. Please contact the department for more information.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
You should already hold GCSE English Language, Maths and Science (at Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent qualifications at the point of application.
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Next Step York, Realising Opportunities. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to two A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||If you achieve C or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.|
|Core Maths||If you achieve B or higher in Core Maths, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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