|Tuition fee type||Cost (per annum)|
|Full time home/EU tuition fee:||£9,250 per annum*|
*The Department for Education (DFE) have recently announced that they intend to freeze tuition fees for the 2018/19 year. This is still subject to parliamentary approval. Once confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly.
About your course
As part of the professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse Status (Adult) at Liverpool John Moores University you will complete supervised clinical practice within both traditional and community hospital settings as well as outside hopsital environments. Plus you will develop essential clinical skills on campus using facilities in our £1.6million clinical practice suites.
- 100% of our adult nursing graduates go on to find employment or further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2017).
- Clinical work experience with 4-6 placements guaranteed per year in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
- LJMU has recently invested over £4million in the Faculty's teaching and learning environment, including £1.6million in developing professional-standard clinical practice suites
- Finalist for Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration), Student Nursing Times Awards 2017
- While on placement, students still have a dedicated study day each week providing our students with the opportunity of contact and support at all times
LJMU really helped to prepare me for going out on placement, so much so that mentors and staff from my very first placement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commented and praised me on my knowledge base. I have the staff at LJMU to thank for preparing me so well.
Clinical practice is a vital element of this degree course and accounts for half of your study time at LJMU.
It will include work-based learning in primary care, nursing homes and acute settings, and give you an invaluable opportunity to learn from experienced nursing practitioners while experiencing the full 24-hour working pattern. Most of your placements will be in the local area but we cannot guarantee that they will all be close to your home.
Support and guidance
Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support
As soon as you enrol at LJMU, you will be assigned your own personal tutor. Your tutor will give you feedback on how well you are progressing with your studies and encourage you to plan for your educational and career development.
During your clinical placements you will work alongside experienced nurses and be supervised by practice mentors, as well as having the support of clinical liaison lecturers and academic link staff. Additional support is always available within the Faculty or from student support workers if you need it. All new students coming in to the faculty will have a student mentor allocated to them. Student Mentors are second and third year students who have been selected and trained to mentor new students in all aspects of university life. The student mentor service offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development.
The course has two intakes each year and applicants who accept an offer of a place will be allocated a place in either the September or February/March intake. The ideal applicant will have had some form of caring experience - voluntary or paid - prior to application.
Adult nurses care for adults of all ages in both acute and long term care. On the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult), you will gain the skills, experience and confidence to be an effective healthcare professional, with particular aptitude in key areas such as caring, counselling, managing, teaching and interpersonal skills, which are essential to improving patient care and quality of life.
You will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice within a variety of settings including the traditional hospital environment and also the community such as nursing homes, home environments, clinics and treatment rooms. This experience will give you vital skills in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating patient care and needs.
You will also become proficient in measuring and recording physiological observations, moving and handling, resuscitation, drug administration, communication skills and personal hygiene delivery so that by the time you qualify, you will have the confidence to deal with real patients in the NHS, private and voluntary settings right from the minute you start your professional career.
If you are excited by the idea of seeing how health care delivery works in other countries, there may be opportunities to study in Europe. This can involve a period of study and practice in one of our partner universities in Finland or Sweden.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study
- Introduction to Nursing Practice
- Foundations of Nursing Practice (2)
- Introduction to study skills
- Introduction To Nursing
- Appplication of Nursing Theory to Practice
- Person Centred Practice in Adult Nursing
- Developing Adult Nursing Practice 1
- Developing Adult Nursing Practice 2
- Effective use of Research in Evidence Based Nursing Practice
- Health and illness across the lifespan
- Professional Values and Therapeutic Interventions in Adult Nursing
- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
- Consolidating Adult Nursing Practice (1)
- Consolidating Adult Nursing Practice (2)
- Nursing Management and Leadership
- Managing Complex Care in Adult Nursing
- Changing Perspectives in Healthcare
- Personal and Professional Development
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.Programme specification document (PDF)
Teaching and learning
Excellent facilities and learning resources
As a nursing student, you will be required to complete 4,600 hours of which 50% will be theory and 50% in clinical practice. This means that you will have seven weeks’ holiday a year, and may have to attend sessions outside the normal University hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Blocks of academic study can be up to seven weeks depending on the modules you take. You will work 30 hours a week in clinical practice and will have a weekly study day of 7.5 hours.
Underpinning all aspects of the training offered is a commitment to ethical and anti-oppressive values, values and principles of the NHS Constitution and Professional Body requirements.
Expert tuition and support
You will be taught by experienced nurses and other health care professionals who will act as mentors to help you develop professional skills during clinical practice.
Assessment and feedback
Assessment is through a combination of exams, essays and assignments, workbooks, portfolios and presentations
On top of this there will be practical work and clinical assessment, which will be done either at the university or in practice where you will be assessed by clinical mentors. You will be offered feedback at various points during the course and support will always be readily available from your individual module tutors should you need advice or guidance at any time. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements
Minimum points required from qualifications
Application and selection
We shortlist applicants based on current qualifications, predicted grades, references and personal statement. We are looking for evidence of voluntary, paid or life experiences of caring for adults. Additionally, applicants should demonstrate a clear commitment to Adult Nursing.
Above all, we want students who are committed to providing the best possible treatment and support to those in their care, with a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as an Adult nurse and nursing practice as a whole.
You will need excellent communication skills, good time management skills, a willingness to work flexible shift patterns and long hours. You will have an ability to combine academic study, clinical work and family/social life, and a strong commitment to study and work.
Please note: Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission.
Satisfactory Medical Clearance/Examination. We will contact you direct to undertake this. Satisfactory DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB.) We will contact you direct to undertake this and further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
In addition, applicants will have to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions after interview.
GCSE and equivalents
- Applicants must hold grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification. We will consider applicants who are in the process of completing their GCSE English Language and Mathematics or level 2 equivalents. Acceptable equivalents would be: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in English Writing and or Reading and Maths • Skills for Life Level 2 in Literacy/Numeracy • Higher Diploma in English/Maths • Functional skills level 2 in English/Maths • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
- Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
- Is general studies acceptable? Yes
- Are AS level awards acceptable? Not acceptable
- Average A Level offer: BBC
- BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
- Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area. Points can be gained from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions
- International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points
- Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects
- FETAC acceptability: All modules accepted
- Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing
- Are Level 3 NVQs acceptable? Accepted in a relevant subject for Mature Applicants who meet other specified criteria (see notes)
Additional entry requirement information
We will accept the new Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care grade B or above, or in combination with other relevant qualifications. Also NVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject is accepted for mature applicants only. These applicants also need to provide evidence of recent study or professional development and must currently be working within a healthcare environment for a minimum of 2 years.
Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission.
No more than 50% RPL – this is an NMC requirement
Yes. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection process consisting of an individual interview. This forms an element of the overall decision in relation to suitability for the programmeIELTS
7.0 (minimum of 7.0 in each component)Can this course be deferred?
NoIs a DBS check required?
YesIs RPL accepted on this programme? International requirements
Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Finance and fees
Find out more about the student funding that you may be eligible for from either LJMU or the government. This section will give you information about grants and loans as well as targeted support for students with children, adult dependants or those with a disability.
Please note that the amount of money you will receive as a student is dependent on where in the UK you normally live (i.e. England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland).
LJMU's scholarships are open to all new full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, they are based on excellence. If successful, you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course subject to satisfactory progress. Scholarships are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 per year. The money you receive doesn’t have to be paid back.
The LJMU bursary is automatically paid to eligible students – you do not need to apply for it. The annual bursary is £500, which works out at £1,500 over a three year degree.
LJMU bursaries are means-tested and you don’t have to pay them back; they are intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student.
In 2018 LJMU will charge Home and EU students a tuition fee of £9,250* for the majority of its full time undergraduate programmes and £6,935* per year for part time courses. You will be charged a fee for each year of your course. The University reserves the right to increase fees up to the maximum permitted by law or government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. Generally, these fee increases are linked to RPIX inflation (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
*Subject to parliamentary approval.
The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront - subject to meeting eligibility criteria, you can take out a tuition fee loan for each year of your course.
You can also take out a maintenance or living cost loan for each year of your course to cover your living expenses, such as rent and food.
You don’t start repaying your student loans until after you’ve left university and start earning at least £21,000.** Please note that the Department for Education who govern student support for students from England have recently announced it intends to increase this threshold to £25,000. This remains subject to parliamentary approval and we will update our website once further information is confirmed.
For more information on eligibility and tuition fee loans, go to:
LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at the University. Your tuition fee will cover or contribute to, as appropriate, expenses associated with your core modules, including:
- safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
- uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placements
- UK field trips and other educational visits
- student exchanges
- DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB)
- Professional sector regulatory body membership
** Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.
Living expenses (maintenance) loan
In addition to your tuition fees, eligible full-time undergraduate students can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover your living costs. If you’re eligible, you can take out a loan for each year of your course.
The amount you’ll receive will depend on where in the UK you normally live and your household income. This money will be paid into your bank or building society account in three instalments and it’s up to you to budget for your living costs.
The government has stated that it intends to introduce a pro rata maintenance loan for part time students from England from the 2018/19 academic year.
For more information on student loans, go to: www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Paying back your student loans
You only start repaying your student loans the April after you have graduated or left university and start earning £21,000* or above. Repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you have borrowed from the Student Loans Company. Repayments are currently set at 9% of any income over the threshold (which is currently set at £21,000).* Please note that the Department for Education who govern student support for students from England have recently announced it intends to increase this threshold to £25,000. This remains subject to parliamentary approval and we will update our website once further information is released.
*Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.
With the BSc in Adult Nursing, you will enjoy exciting career opportunities both in the UK and overseas.
Successful completion of the course allows you to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Register. This can lead to careers in the health sector at home or abroad and in the private and voluntary sectors.
There are a growing number of nurse specialist posts in some clinical areas too. Some graduates prefer to pursue careers in teaching, research or management, or continue their studies with a masters programme.
100% of our adult nursing graduates go on to find employment or further study within six months of graduating.
All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.
The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.
Professional accreditation / links
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) works with partner organisations to set and maintain high standards of nursing and midwifery education across the UK. The Adult nursing/Mental Health nursing/Midwifery course at LJMU has been approved and monitored by the NMC to make sure that the education and training on offer meets the NMC standards. Successful completion of the course allows you to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Register.
International and non-UK EU nationals should check the NHS bursary website for details on residency conditions:
If you have any further queries, please contact the International Office on 0151 231 6357.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes