London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This innovative two-year course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of rewarding adult nursing opportunities across both general medical and surgical wards as well as specialist units such as Accident and Emergency or intensive care. Many of our graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals in which they gained experience during their training. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to work with qualified practitioners both to gain experience of the differing clinical environments, and to appreciate the expertise of these specialist nurses whilst on placement. Adult nurses help care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. They monitor patients' progress and, in conjunction with doctors and other members of the health care team, decide what care to give, as well as advising and supporting patients and their relatives. Although demanding and intense work it can be exceptionally rewarding. By completing a dissertation (an extended and independent piece of written research) following graduation as a registered nurse, you'll be able to gain a Masters degree. Students who successfully complete the PgDip RN course have up to four years to complete the dissertation module via part-time study. The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through the emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching which leads to a professional qualification leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £18,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £18,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £46,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require: a Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification, Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.
  • IELTS score: 7