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Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:


Study options:

1 year full-time



Coventry University


September 2018
January 2019


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If you are an international student and would like to ‘top-up’ your existing nursing qualifications, this 1-year programme could be for you.

This course is for international Nurses who are qualified to Diploma level in their home country and wish to study an academic uplift for the opportunity to achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies in one year. The course is a full-time course as a student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

The academic programme is studied full time, and is composed of five mandatory modules which focus on theoretical development.

Some of the theory modules include shared learning with UK resident diplomate level Registered Nurses, which is a great opportunity to debate and discuss health care from an international perspective.


Uk university (Guardian Guide 2018)




  • Principles of Professional Nursing Practice

    This module is specifically designed to meet the needs of international nurses undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing. It recognises the particular needs regarding cultural, educational and professional acclimatisation. The focus of this module will be on the principles underpinning professional nursing practice, incorporating evidence-informed practice and developing the skills of lifelong learning as a professional requirement. It will concentrate on enhancing related skills including information technology and information literacy in preparing students for further learning.

  • Leadership and change in public service management

    This module will examine current leadership and organisational theories in order to promote a critical appraisal of management principles applied top public service settings. The module is also designed to evaluate the role of public sector governance and how the use of quality improvement initiatives impact on the users experience.

  • Health Assessment Skills

    This module is to introduce students to the knowledge, principles, skills and techniques, to support the undertaking of holistic assessment. The module is designed for students working in a variety of settings and whose assessments may lead up to establishing medical diagnosis.

  • The Scope of Public Health

    This module aims to provide an understanding of the scope, nature and elements of multidisciplinary public health in order to increase awareness of the collective perspective in enhancing the health of populations. It will examine underpinning theory and its application to contemporary public health practice, including the issues surrounding health needs assessment in determining public health priorities for action.

  • Reviewing Research for Professional Practice

    This module essentially allows students to examine a body of research evidence and develop skills in critically reviewing selected literature of relevance to health studies or professional practice. The conduct of the review will enable students to build upon and enhance their skills and knowledge base in research and project management. In so doing students will be prepared to foster research based innovation and change in practice. In turn, this has potential to underpin personal development, enhancement of information and knowledge resources and processes, along with improvements in quality within the student’s own practice setting.

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Pain Management
    • Health Promotion
    • End of Life care
    • Competence and skills for General Nursing


In more detail...

Teaching methods include:

  • Moodle online learning resources
  • Data base literature searching skills
  • Classroom learning through blended learning approach, lecture, seminar discussion and workshops

Module assessment is designed to show learning of required learning outcomes for each module. Some modules utilise exams, in addition to written course work. The health assessment module uses practical assessment. Assignments are utilised to demonstrate critical appraisal of evidence base for the topic. Literature review is required for the research module.

In a typical teaching week, you will have 8 -10 hours per week, plus tutorial and independent studies.

The course promotes interaction with other international students and also provided opportunities to interact within taught modules with resident UK nursing Diplomat students who are studying PT for Nursing degrees.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin. Must have some IT capability to manage course requirements.

English as a Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2018.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2018

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If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.



September 2018

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For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!



September 2018

£12,600 (per year)

January 2019

£12,600 (per year)


For the September 2018 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

Nursing globally has now become a graduate profession and career enhancement requires this as a basic.


By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. We encourage you to read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University. A copy of the 17/18 Contract can be found here and the 18/19 Contract will be published shortly.