Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

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1 year full-time



Coventry University


January 2022



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The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies 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?

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.


The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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 course comprises of 6 double modules of 20 Credits. Overseas students are expected to study on a full-time basis over one year.


Course specification
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  • Principles of Professional Practice

  • Leadership & Change in Public Service Management

  • Health Assessment Skills

  • Optional modules:

    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...

  • 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
  • Research
  • 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).

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 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.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


global programmes

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

Entry Requirements

Must have achieved the equivalent of diploma level Nursing from country of origin. Must have some IT capability to manage course requirements. A successful individual interview will also be required. 

English as a Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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.

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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.



January 2022

£15,000 (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.

Career prospects

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 2021/22 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.