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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 26 January 2016


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    This Children's Nursing Degree course prepares you for registration with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

    All the nursing programmes share a common structure of two modules a year for the three year period. Each module requires you to work other nursing students from other fields for a significant proportion of your school-based learning. You are required by the NMC to achieve a total of 4600 learning hours divided equally between theory and practice.

    During year one you have a high level of contact time with lecturers which gradually decreases over the 3 year period as you become a more independent learner.

    The course uses a blended learning approach which involves lectures, seminars, student-led learning, simulated practice and Enquiry Based Learning (EBL). A majority of the learning will take place in small tutorial groups, exploring different real life nursing scenarios in packages of learning. For each package you will identify issues raised for an individual, gather relevant information to address the issues and agree an action plan to meet any unmet needs. A lecturer will facilitate the learning process. The school working day is Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm which consists of direct contact time in class as well as directed and self-directed study equating to 37.5 hours per week.

    Clinical placements will take place across East Anglia and involve a wide range of settings in the delivery of contemporary evidence-based healthcare. There may be occasions when you will be required to stay in accommodation away from your usual base. Placements will use a “Hub and Spoke” approach which allows you to effectively experience the client’s/patient’s journey through the health care services. Due to the nature of the healthcare environment you will experience placements which cover the 24 hour and 7 day a week cycle. Where the practice learning environment operates a shift system, you are required to work the shifts which you are allocated and will have a minimum of 40% access to your placement mentor.

    You will experience different assessment methods, which have been carefully considered to reflect the importance of being able to apply the relevant evidence base to practice. You will be expected to compile and maintain a portfolio of evidence throughout the three-year programme. With guidance and support, you will be expected to build a sound evidence base demonstrating progression, reflecting on your learning both theoretical and clinical skills. Other assessment strategies are also utilised, such as written assignments, unseen examinations, case studies, practical examinations, group presentations and a dissertation of 10,000 words in order to illustrate deeper understanding of the relationship between the theory and practice of nursing.

    Whilst in clinical placement students will complete various learning outcomes, a nursing attributes assessment as well as writing reflections based on your placement experience. You will also maintain a Skills Development Profile throughout the three year course to demonstrate your learning and competency in clinical skills.

    There will also be an opportunity to spend up to 3 weeks on an elective placement either locally, nationally or internationally at the end of the second year.

    The programme has a strict attendance policy with a maximum of 16 days permitted absence from the three year programme divided equally between theory and practice. Vacations are fixed for the whole programme with vacations scheduled for two weeks at Christmas and Easter and 3 weeks during August or September.

    Inteprofessional learning forms a compulsory part of our course which allows you to develop professional relationships with healthcare students, providing you with foundations for successful interprofessional team working throughout your career.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 14000 Year (International)

    Home/EU £9,000; International £14,000

    Clinical Placement fees of £3,147 per annum to support the costs to the NHS and other health and social care providers of practice based teaching, assessment and supervision.

    Start date September 2015 Credits 360 points
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Blended Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible Structure Self-paced Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support No support at all

    Course Content

    Year 1

    Essential nursing practice

    Foundations of nursing

    Year 2

    Health and wellbeing - child (sept)

    Long term conditions - child (sept)

    Year 3

    Meeting complex needs (sept)

    Preparation for future practice (sept)

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7 TOEFL iBT® test : 98

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • Level: ABB
    • International Baccalaureate: 32 points
    • Scottish Highers: ABBBB
    • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB

    September 2013 Entry

    Our admissions criteria include: a clear understanding of the profession ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care; an interest in people; a strong academic attainment and a broad academic base at GCSE level.
    We do not consider Apprenticeships, NVQs (Any Level) or Level 3 Diplomas (Previously NVQs) as meeting the minimum academic entry requrements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.

    School Leavers

    The minimum entry requirements for university matriculation and the requirements of the School are five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language or Literature and Mathematics, and preferably a Science subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and AS-levels are not considered. Offers are usually made on grades not points.

    • 3 A-Levels (no subjects specified): ABB
    • Advanced Diploma in Society, Health and Development: ABB
    • International Baccalaureate: 32 points
    • Scottish Highers: ABBBB
    • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB

    Other criteria:

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent study (within the last 5 years) and be able to provide their original qualifications should they be invited to attend an interview.

    Other Candidates

    Applications are encouraged from those with non-traditional qualifications. Applicants with the following qualifications are required to demonstrate GCSEs at Grade C or above in English Language or Literature and Mathematics, except the Access to Higher Education which does not require additional GCSE qualifications unless English and Mathematics are not included.

    Suitable qualifications would include:

    • BTEC National Diploma (18 Unit) in a Health, Care or Science subject: DDM
    • BTEC National Diploma in Early Years: DDD
    • CACHE Diploma in Childcare: A
    • Foundation Degree in a Health, Care or Science subject: Pass
    • Open University (minimum 60 Credits Level 1) in a Health, Care or Science subject: Pass
    • Science Foundation Year 70% Certificate of Higher Education: Pass
    • Diploma of Higher Education: Pass
    • Bachelor Degree: 2:1 Preferred, 2:2 Accepted
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Health, Care or Science subject*: Pass with 45 Credits at Level 3 Distinction

    Other criteria:

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent study (within the last 5 years). Applicants must able to provide their original qualification documents on the day of selection otherwise that they are not eligible for interview, and/or following results day prior to commencing the course.

    Students for whom English is a Foreign language

    We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading).

    If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

    Special Entry Requirements

    Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and two satisfactory references.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.


    Pre-Registration Nursing courses are funded by the East of England Strategic Health Authority.

    All applicants who accept an offer should apply to the NHS Student Grants Unit for a means tested bursary, even if you believe you will not be awarded a bursary after income assessment, in order for the standard course tuition fees contribution to be paid directly to the University.

    A means tested scheme is also available which operates alongside the NHS Student Bursary Scheme which can provide financial assistance towards Childcare Costs for students who use OFSTED inspected childcare facilities.

    Applicants should also apply to the Student Loans Company in advance of starting their course if they wish to ensure that they are later eligible to apply for a student loan.


    The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, we pride ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students.

    UEA is ranked in the top 1% of HE institutions in the world and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

    Our School continually ranks highly in both student surveys and league tables: we are ranked fifth for Nursing and Paramedical Studies (Guardian University Guide 2014) and for five years running the UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction.

    This commitment to achieving results makes our School the perfect place to both start and continue your health career in Nursing, Midwifery or Operating Department Practice. We offer a wide range of both pre- and post-registration courses that will help develop your passion and capability, and give you the skills you need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare environments.

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