BSc Nursing Studies

This course gives nurses who qualified outside the UK the opportunity to study on our award-winning Health Campus.

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Course length

1-3 years

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Course overview

This programme is specifically for nurses who qualified outside the UK and now want to study for an academically focused degree.

We are one of the few British universities to offer placements to suitably qualified nurses from overseas. You'll build on your existing skills and, with two assessed practice modules, you'll prepare for the challenges of modern nursing.

The course normally runs for two academic years – but you can take it over one, two, or three years depending on your academic qualifications.

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Six reasons to study Nursing at Hull

  1. 100% graduate employability rating*
  2. Learn in the award-winning Allam Medical Building
  3. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  4. Academically focused course: build your skills
  5. Benefit from assessed NHS placements
  6. Excellent job prospects in the UK and overseas

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Core

    Study Skills for Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care

    Develop the skills required for effective research and study at higher education level. The aim of this module is to equip you with up-to-date study skills and to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Optional

    Work Based Learning

    Further information coming soon...

    Caring for People with Long Term Health Conditions

    Improving care and quality of life for people living with long term conditions is central to NHS policy. You'll learn to recognise and respond to the needs of these individuals.

    Supervising and Mentoring Practice

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    Ensuring Quality in Healthcare

    Explore perspectives underpinning the nature and purpose of shared governance and reflect upon the service user and patient experience. You'll critically explore the changing health care agenda and its development of shared governance within a developing provider service.

    Pre-Operative and Anaesthetic Practice - Practice Module

    Develop your knowledge, understanding and practice skills to apply and analyse in-depth problem-solving approaches relating to various stages of the patients' pre-operative and anaesthetic care.

    Practice Module

    Further information coming soon...

Second year modules

  • Core

  • Optional

    Practice Module

    Further information coming soon...

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Why I chose Nursing at Hull

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Entry requirements

  • This programme is for applicants who are already qualified nurses or health care practitioners outside of the UK and who wish to further their studies.
  • Applicants must have registration as a nurse in their home country and an academic certificate in nursing.


The Department of Health and Social Care in England has recently announced that all NHS staff will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to be deployed in roles that involve face to face contact with service users. These rules will come into effect, subject to Parliamentary approval on 1 April 2022. At present (November 2021), this requirement only applies to England and not to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

For more information, visit the Medical Schools Council website here.

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding


£18,300 per year

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

The fees shown are for 2022 entry. The fees for 2023 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Nurse

By the end of your course, you’ll be ready to undertake the responsibilities of a health practitioner.

Most of our graduates go on to work in the NHS – but others find positions overseas, in private practice, in the social services, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service or in specialist areas such as drug rehabilitation.

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You can apply for this course through UCAS. As well as providing your academic qualifications, you’ll be able to showcase your skills, qualities and passion for the subject.

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

†The Allam Medical Building won the 'Buildings That Inspire' category in The Guardian’s University Awards 2018