Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health and Mental Health)
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Master of Nursing - MNurs (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (with placements) (with placements)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery
Entry requirements

GCSEs
5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also accept Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.

Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. If you do not have this GCSE profile please contact the Admissions Team directly on +44 (0)1752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk and they will be happy to advise you further.

UCAS tariff
104-120, from a minimum of 2 A levels, excluding General Studies. Science, Health, or Social Science profile is preferred. If you need further advice please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Access
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with 33 Level 3 credits at Merit and/or Distinction, including 15 in Science or Social Science. If you need further advice on this criteria please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma 
DMM-DDM preferred health/science/social sciences subjects are preferred.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

IB
26-30 points overall Science, Health, or Social Science profile is preferred. English and mathematics accepted within - higher level = 4, standard level = 5. If you need further advice please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

If overseas and not studying English within IB – MUST have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections).
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Equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Extended entry requirements

  • In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.
  • Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English.
  • You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this course.
  • If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C/4 or above you will have to achieve an IELTS (or equivalent qualification) at the grade of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections).
  • Meeting the academic minimum is the first stage of an application being considered. Applicants must also submit a strong personal statement in order to be considered further.
  • English language requirements
  • For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary
  • Admissions Test
  • Institutions Own Tests (written and numeracy)/Interview
  • Health checks

Further information

Deferred entry

Unfortunately we cannot permit deferred entry. However, if you have a query please refer to an experienced admissions administrator who will be able to explain the UCAS application process in more detail ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) - sponsored students/direct entry year 2


Find out more about this direct route to continue with your studies to gain a degree in the adult health field of nursing.

GCSEs
5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Consideration may be given to Functional Skills Level 2 in mathematics. If you do not have this GCSE profile please contact the Admissions Team directly on +44 (0)1752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk and they will be happy to advise you further.

UCAS Tariff
128 UCAS Tariff points to include 64 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels. General Studies is not accepted. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential. If you need further advice please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
DDM Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with 15 Level 3 credits at Merit and 30 at Distinction, including 15 in Science or Social Science.

International Baccalaureate
30 points to include Grade 5 in one subject at Higher Level. Health or Science profile is preferred, but not essential.
English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Extended entry requirements

  • In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.
  • Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English.
  • Admissions Test
  • Institutions own tests (written and numeracy)/Interview
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health checks.
If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C/4 or above you will have to achieve an IELTS (or equivalent qualification) at the grade of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections).

Deferred entry

Unfortunately we cannot permit deferred entry. However, if you have a query please refer to an experienced admissions administrator who will be able to explain the UCAS application process in more detail ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.