BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Pre-registration Nursing]

The course focuses on adult patients with a diverse range of health and dependency needs, including physical and emotional care requirements, and addresses in particular the needs of the ageing population.

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Pre-registration Nursing]

The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) is awarded by BPP University.

Why study BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Pre-registration Nursing] with BPP?

  • Being a nurse requires patience, empathy and listening skills. You will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, personal and professional skills required for practice.

  • Specialise in the application, evaluation and appraisal of adult nursing

  • Learn the necessary skills to be fully equipped to respond to a changing healthcare environment

  • Develop and critically reflect upon the practical, technical and professional skills required to practice autonomously in order to provide compassionate, safe, effective and accountable adult nursing practice

  • Understand how to critically examine the functions and structures of the human body

  • Assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential as a Nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication, interpersonal skills, nursing practice, decision making, leadership, management and team working

  • Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Students studying the BSc will be exposed to an inclusive, challenging and transformational learning experience and opportunities. We offer a supportive, student-focused approach to learning. The School of Nursing will motivate and support you academically, pastorally and professionally.

During the initial stages of the programme, you will be given more direction and assistance to help you move from being a learner who is dependent, to an autonomous, increasingly reflective and critical individual as your knowledge develops. 

There is an expectation that, as you progress with your studies, you will become independent and self-directed, taking increasing responsibility for your own learning and professional development.

Learning experience 

Students studying the BSc will be exposed to an inclusive, challenging and transformational learning experience. We offer a supportive, student-focused approach to learning. The School of Nursing will motivate and support you academically, pastorally and professionally.

Contact hours

Full-time students on the 36-month programme will typically receive 14 contact hours per week, and will need to devote around 35 hours a week to study.

Practice Learning Experiences 

The programme consists of six practice learning experiences ensuring that you to maximise your learning opportunities. Practice learning will facilitate the acquisition of skills required to achieve competence within the adult nursing field of practice.

The programme ensures that there is equal weighting for learning in practice and academic theory in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines. There are four mandatory practice learning modules, one in year one, two in year two and one in year three, equating to 50% of the credit each year.

BPP University will consider if any reasonable adjustments can be made regarding the placements of students if they are disabled, as stipulated by the Equality Act 2010, reasonable adjustment will be considered if a student has a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

Learning platforms include

We provide our students with a full range of learning experiences through a blended learning model to make sure they get the best quality and value from their education:

  • Structured lectures

  • Online Classroom Live

  • A diverse range of contemporary online learning resources

  • Seminars 

  • Group and individual tutorials

  • Practise based-learning

  • Assessment 


Three-years, full time

Start dates 



Entry requirements


  • 120 minimum tariff points required for this course



  • BBB or equivalent. A minimum of 2 A-Levels

  • BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical

  • DDM. Health and Social Care or Science only will be considered

  • Access to HE Diploma

  • All Level 3 credits must be at Distinction level. Nursing, science or health-related pathway only will be considered (to include study of Physiology and Biology)

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 30 points, Higher Level grades minimum of 5, 5, 5


Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)

  • 4444 or 44433 in ANY subjects



  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English, mathematics and a science. We do not accept Level 2 equivalent qualifications e.g. BTECs or Key Skills. For reformed GCSEs we accept a minimum of grade 4 in English language and mathematics


We will also consider applicants who possess:

  • A recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualification (e.g. Nursing Higher Diploma or Associate Degree Year 1 or 2)

  • A recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure (APL), learners must have 12 months minimum, 18 months maximum APL

If you have other qualifications not listed above, please contact us and we can review your profile.


Additional entry requirements

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

  • All students will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check upon acceptance of our offer of a place

  • Students will need to demonstrate digital literacy.

Health check

  • All offers will be conditional upon a satisfactory Occupational Health clearance


English language requirements

To study at BPP, it is important that you are able to communicate and engage in English effectively in an academic setting.
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide proof of your ability – for reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.
We accept the following methods to fulfill the admissions English requirement onto the programme:

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in no more than 2 components OR

  • HKDSE English Level 4 OR

  • Providing evidence of instruction and assessment predominantly in English throughout education

BPP Internal English test is also available for fulfilling the admissions English requirement onto the programme.

If you have other qualifications not listed above, for proving your English proficiency, please kindly let us know and we are happy to review your case.


How to apply

You will be required to submit the application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service system (UCAS). Please contact us if you would like to apply for this programme, and we will guide and assist you throughout the application process.


September 2023

UK/EU students: £22,500

International students: £33,000


Commencement Date:
September 2024

Length of Programme:
Full-Time: 36 months

Mode of Study:
Face-to-face in London Waterloo

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