Nursing Applications

There are two different nursing programmes available depending on your background and experience and the application process for each is different.


Pre-Registration Programmes

You’ll normally need to meet the University’s minimum requirements for nursing programmes.
You should apply through the normal UCAS process.

Post-Registration Degree Programmes

You should apply for ‘top-up’ degree programmes, or modules taken on a standalone basis, direct to the University, regardless of which campus you’ll be studying at. Ask our UK Undergraduate Admissions Office for an application form.

Are other criteria considered?

Your personal statement should explain why you’re choosing a particular branch and should detail your knowledge of and interest in Nursing. Voluntary or paid experience in a care setting is strongly recommended.

References are also considered. Give an academic reference if possible, but failing this, an employer’s reference. Friends as referees are not usually accepted.

All applicants are subject to a Criminal Records check. Previous criminal convictions need not exclude you, but all convictions must be declared and some offences may result in an unsuccessful application. For Nursing professions there is no such thing as a ‘spent’ conviction. Also, admonished cases or cases which do not come to court may be investigated.

All applicants must be passed fit by Occupational Health. This will require a questionnaire and also a personal visit to the campus in addition to the interview.

To protect your privacy, neither of these checks will normally be carried out until an offer has been made.

Will there be an interview?

There are Applicant Days specifically designed for Nursing students which include an interview element. You will be required to attend on a specific date.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you have a disability, please make early contact with us. We will arrange an informal interview to explain the requirements of the programme and show you residential accommodation and study facilities, so you can see where you might need assistance in order to meet the programme requirements. Contact the UK Undergraduate Admissions Office for further discussion of your needs.

For further information on applicants with disabilities entering the profession please go to

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