Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

This BSc Adult Nursing degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to provide evidence-led and compassionate nursing care to adults. Your learning at Southampton, a global leader for nursing, will be supported by world-class educators and researchers.

You will study:

  • the science that underpins nursing
  • the evidence base behind the nurse's role
  • how nurses promote health and help people maintain health and well-being

You'll develop practice skills through a range of nursing placements, and benefit from simulated practice and clinical skills teaching. You will also learn with and from students of other health professions.

Practice placements will normally be in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in a mixture of hospital and community settings across 6 trusts.

To prepare you for your future role, this degree will help you to:

  • develop skills in assessment, decision-making and managing complexity across a range of healthcare environments
  • understand the nature of health needs within a global context
  • become confident in embracing the technology and innovation needed to meet people's future health needs
  • prepare for a future nursing leadership role in clinical or academic settings

This course is not available to EU and international students.

Admission requirements



International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass with 30 points overall with 15 points at Higher Level


  • DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • DD in BTEC Diploma plus B in A-Level subject
  • D in the BTEC Subsidary Diploma plus BB in two A-level subjects

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C), Mathematics (minimum grade 4/C) and Science (minimum grade 4/C) if not offered at a level 3 qualification.

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • An Introduction to Professional Practice (BSc)
  • Applied Health Science for Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Health Sciences for Nursing Practice
  • Fundamental Aspects of Care
  • Global and Public Health
  • Part 1 Practice Placement 1 for BSc and MN
  • Part 1 Practice Placement 2 for BSc and MN
  • Person Centred Nursing Care
  • YR1 Generic Timetabling

Year 2

  • Clinical Assessment and Planning Care for Adults
  • Co-ordinating Long Term Care In Partnership (Child field)
  • Managing Acute Changes in Health Status (Dual Field)
  • Part 2 Practice Placement 1 for BSc and MN
  • Part 2 Practice Placement 2 for BSc and MN
  • Part 2 Practice Placement 3 for BSc and MN
  • Research Methods
  • YR2 Generic Timetabling


  • Influencing Innovation and Change (Level 6)
  • Part 3 Placement 2 Preparation for Registered Nurse Practice Placement for BSc
  • YR3 Generic Timetabling

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


UK students pay £9,250. This course is not available to EU and international students.


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Nursing (Adult)
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Health Studies
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

You will leave us career-ready to rise to the top of your profession. You'll have a number of employment options, including:

  • NHS nursing careers
  • community nursing
  • work in nursing homes
  • the independent sector – in the UK or internationally

There is also the potential of career progression to nurse specialist, advanced nurse or a clinical academic career.

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University of Southampton

University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44(0)23 8059 5000

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