The BSc Nursing Studies (top-up) degree is designed for international students who have completed a Nursing registration equivalent to Diploma level studies overseas and wish to study full time at Coventry University to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice.
You will study key issues in nursing practice in the UK, leadership and management. Following the course many students apply to register with the Nursing and midwifery Council (NMC) (additional costs charged by the NMG apply).
Why Coventry University?
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To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.
Global readyAn international outlook, with global opportunities
EmployabilityCareer-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Teaching ExcellenceTaught by lecturers who are experts in their field
Course essentialsA degree which offers you more, at no extra cost
The course comprises of 6 double modules of 20 Credits. Overseas students are expected to study on a full-time basis over one year.
Principles of Professional Practice
Leadership & Change in Public Service Management
Health Assessment Skills
1 from the following:
- Health Promotion
- Pain Management
- Competence & Skills for General Nursing
- Revewing Research for Professional Practice
- The Scope of Public Health
In more detail...
This academic programme provides an opportunity to explore the knowledge base which underpins nursing practice and to share learning with nurses from other parts of the world. The Course comprises of five mandatory modules and one optional module. Successful completion of six modules will lead to the award of BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies.The educational aims of the programme are:
- To increase the extent to which professional nursing practice in global healthcare is research based.
- To provide continuing professional education for nursing which complements and enhances the academic content of their initial training courses.
- To critically and rigorously analyse the relevant literature, which underpins the evidence base of nursing practice.
- To influence the strategic direction of patient care within a student’s own field of practice at national and/or international level.
- To facilitate continued professional development and the advancement of nursing practice.
- To develop graduates who will emerge with the capacity to be leaders within their own profession and to shape and direct policies through strategic thinking in the future.
- The academic development within this course also enables you to contrast approaches to nursing practice between your country of origin and the UK.The course design enables integration with UK Nursing students and usually students from around the world as well.
- Principles of Nursing
- Leadership and Change
- Health assessment
- Public Health
The modules will be taught by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include formal examinations, in class and/or online tests, coursework designed to focus on real world scenarios, group projects and presentations.
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Following successful course completion you may choose to progress to the MSc Nursing at Coventry University, return to Nursing in your home country or apply for registration to work in other countries.
Each module comprises 200 hours which includes 50 hours of teaching contact hours and 150 of student self-guided study.
There are a number of international experience opportunities within the Faculty which are advertised centrally. However these can not be taken during teaching time (subject to additional costs, competitive application, meeting applicable visa requirements and availability).
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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.
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.
Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)
The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17
The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far
As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses
Must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin. Must have some IT capability to manage course 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
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.
£13,900 (per year)
If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.
Eu Student Fees
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.
For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.
For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.
Graduate Immigration Route visa
Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.
This degree enable graduates to study at Masters level either within the UK or overseas as well furthering career in nursing or the global healthcare arena
A number of graduates choose to apply for NMC UK nurse registration on completion of this course. Others on returning to their own country apply for senior nurse positions following completion fom this degree
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.
For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.