Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 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

GCSE’S
5 GCSE’s grade C/4 or above to include mathematics, English and science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application.

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:-

UCAS tariff
Including 64 from 2 A levels, excluding general studies.

Access
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, health, nursing, combined science) with at least 45 credits at Level 3, 30 at Distinction level including 15 Level 3 credits in Science/Social Science (Psychology/ Sociology). A further 15 credits at Level 3 must be at Merit level. Will need GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 if not already held.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DDM must be health/science related.

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
28 overall to include 5 at Higher Level preferably in biology/human biology/applied science. English accepted within - if Advanced Level = 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B) - if Standard Level = 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B) - if overseas and not studying English within IB – must have IELTS at 7.0 overall with a score of an least 7.0 in each element.

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 or mathematics.
  • 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 or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below.
  • IELTS - Overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in each element.
  • 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.

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.

GCSEs
5 GCSEs grade C / 4 or above to include mathematics, English and science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application.

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LEVEL 3 QUALIFICATONS LISTED BELOW. (Note: equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk).

UCAS tariff
To include 64 pts from 2 A levels excluding general studies. Biology profile is preferred, however the institution will also consider subject areas such as applied science and medical science. If you need further advice please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Access
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, 33 at merit/distinction level which much include 15 level 3 credits in science/social science (psychology/sociology). Will need GCSE English and maths at grade C if not already held. If you need further advice on this criteria please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma 
DDM must be health/science related.

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
28 overall to include minimum of two higher levels at 4 preferably from biology/human biology, applied science, English and mathematics accepted within - higher level = 4, standard level = 5.

If overseas and not studying English within IB – MUST have IELTS: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all elements.

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 or mathematics.
  • 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 or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below.
  • IELTS - Overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in each element..
  • 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.

Further information

Please note: We do not accept applications for deferred entry for this course.

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.