Course Comparison

Course MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health) MNurs (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health and Mental Health)
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Nursing - MNurs (Hons)
Duration 2 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

  • You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons)) at 2:2 or above in any discipline
  • 750 relevant clinical practice hours gained within the last 5 years, working in health related environments, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, and other community settings (subject to APEL/RPL)
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also consider Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.
In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.

  • Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English
  • Admissions test
  • Two short interviews at an interview day
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health check
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 each element).

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

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
  • Two short interviews at an interview day
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health checks
  • English language requirements
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary
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 each element).

Direct entry to year 2
If you have achieved certificated learning in addition to the entry criteria required for your programme of study, it may be possible to accredit this learning towards your chosen course. Full details on how to make an application are available on our open access MOODLE site (download details on how to access the site and submit your claim and supporting evidence). Your application will then be assessed and you will receive confirmation by email on the status of your claim.
 

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.