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Nursing (Adult) – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2018: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: B742
Placement: Placement year not available
Not suitable for international students
Faculty of Health Studies
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This course starts in April 2018.

The University of Bradford and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have partnered to establish an off-site nursing school and degree programme at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

The school aims to boost nursing recruitment for the Trust and widen degree course participation in the local area by offering our existing pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing programme in Adult Nursing.

Clinical practice experience makes up 50% of time on this three year programme.

You will gain a variety of experience within the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. There may also be an opportunity for you to practice abroad.

Fundamental knowledge and skills will be learnt and practiced first, before you develop specific in-depth knowledge and skills to meet complex health needs of people.

Why Bradford?

The University of Bradford has a strong reputation for the quality of our nursing education. We were recently ranked 1st in the UK for undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery placement satisfaction for our Bradford-based programmes.

We were also ranked 4th in the UK for the overall quality of our Nursing and Midwifery programmes in the latest Guardian League Tables.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

A levels:

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least two full A-levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

120 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science.

Plus minimum of:

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Combined Science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalences are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements:

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, a second reference and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Evidence of recent relevant study in the last 5 years is required — please contact us for further information.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Students on health care programmes must be able to meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements:

Minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (no sub-test lower than 7.0).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Year 1

  • Principles of Nursing (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 1 (20 credits)
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 2 (20 credits)
  • Concepts of Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 3 (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Long Term Conditions (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 4 (20 credits)
  • Acute Care (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 5 (20 credits)
  • Improving Public Health (20 credits)
  • Practice Placement 6 (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Complex Care (30 credits)
  • Practice Placement 7 (30 credits)
  • Transition to Professional Practice (30 credits)
  • Practice Placement 8 (30 credits)

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.


50% of the programme will be clinically based, and all placements will be within Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (see map below).

Map of Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust placement hospitals

Clinical placements will be 6 weeks in length, and you will have the opportunity to experience placements in medical and surgical wards and in the community during the three years of your course. You will work with a named qualified mentor and co-mentor throughout your placement.

Your mentor will support you in meeting your learning needs; you'll have three interviews with your mentor whilst on placement.

The first interview will involve you both agreeing what you need to achieve whilst on the placement using your electronic practice assessment document (EPAD) and your Ongoing Record of Skills and Achievement Log (ORSAL). Together you will plan alternative areas that are available for you to visit to enhance your leaning.

The second interview will be to review your progress and ensure you are on track to meet your agreed objectives and the third interview will be to ensure your learning objectives have been met.

You will also have access to the Practice Learning Facilitators (PLFs) within the Trust. Their role is to ensure you experience the highest quality placements and are there to support and answer any queries you may have about your placements. The PLF team will deliver specific training days throughout your training and you will meet them during your Induction when you come out for your first placement. You can contact the PLFs via email.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will offer a substantive Band 5 post to students on the successful completion of their training. An established preceptorship programme is available for all new staff. This can then lead on to more specific clinical development in their chosen work areas.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*

* Fees going forward have been capped by the Government at £9,250 in October 2017..

Financial support

From 1 August 2017, new students in England on nursing, midwifery and most allied health professional pre-registration courses, will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs.

Please see this useful fact sheet from the Council of Deans of Health for more information (PDF).

How do I find out more?

Got a question?

Fill in our form and our Enquiries team will answer it for you.

Enquiry form

How to apply

Apply online with UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The UCAS code for the University of Bradford is BRADF B56.

Your school or college will be able to advise you about making your application. Alternatively, full instructions can be found on the UCAS website.

If you are not currently at school or college, or have difficulty obtaining relevant literature, please contact UCAS directly.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.