City University London

Course Introduction

Children's nurses need to be versatile and resilient as they care for children with acute or long'term health problems, mental ill'health or special needs or who are terminally ill. Nurses work in a range of health settings from hospitals and schools to patients' homes, with the opportunity to work in rural, urban and overseas settings. Students combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings working with London's diverse populations in leading hospitals and community settings. Placements include the newly refurbished Barts and The London Children's Hospital, which cares for over 40,000 children a year. Facilities include the Clinical Skills Centre, with state'of'the'art laboratories where students can rehearse practical caring skills prior to their placements. The School was formerly known as the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery; our students continue to benefit from the legacy of this 120 year partnership. Half of students' time is spent gaining practice experience through clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as acute care, GP surgeries, nursing homes, private hospitals, patients' homes and the community. Adult and child nursing placements take place within City's 'community of practice', a partnership of healthcare providers in Central and North East London including Barts Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Mental health nursing placements are with the East London Foundation NHS Trust.

Course Modules

Modules in Year 1 explore relationship centred care as well as considering the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. In year 2 students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long term care and in the final year the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Honours degree students undertake a 6,000 word dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC-ABBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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71% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 44%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

105% Go on to work and/or study

In work 90
Studying 5
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 0
Unknown 0

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 25%

Total Coursework: 45%

Total Practical: 29%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation