International Nursing Studies BSc (Hons)

Full-time undergraduate (1 year, 2 years)


January 2018, September 2018


This nursing degree is designed for international students to study nursing in the UK. This nursing course will help you further your skills and increase your career prospects. Our state of the art laboratories and inspirational lecturers will provide the support you need to improve your competence and build your confidence.

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Studying nursing in the UK alongside colleagues from around the world will have helped you to understand and work with people from different cultures. You’ll return home with improved career prospects, having gained valuable knowledge, skills and attitudes on the course.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

  • Principles of Holistic Assessment, Recognition and Management of Adult care in Nursing
    The needs of an individual will change during illness. In order to assess, interpret and manage a patient's needs nurses require particular skills and knowledge to provide high quality care. This module introduces the student to the theory which underpins nursing assessment and care management. Students will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to assess and plan care for adults, taking account of the multi-cultural needs of diverse patient populations. Students will be required to interpret and analyse the patient assessment process and understand how this is developed into evidence-based care delivery within an inter-professional environment.
  • Global Health and Sustainability
    This module will provide a brief introduction to the concepts of sustainability and resilience. Some of the global problems that are becoming apparent and you will discuss the ways these are being tackled. You will study identification, types of response as well as the speed of response and how these impact on health issues. Topics will include: international governmental organisations, role of national government in public health policy, climate change, environmental pollution health effects, non-communicable diseases, inequality of health and health systems, role of the media and moral panics and basic public health interventions.
  • Research and Critical Thinking
    The module is designed to show you the need to support professional practice by the use of published research and up to date evidence. This is a key requirement of two major registering bodies within healthcare, the HPC and NMC as evidenced by their Codes of Standards and Conduct. You will also learn about the checks and balances (ethics) associated with research involving human subjects.
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
    This module will equip you with some of the skills necessary to understand the data that is regularly found in public health research, reports and policies. You’ll learn how to calculate the commonly used measures of frequency, such as incidence and prevalence, and risk, and to distinguish between rates, ratios and proportions. This understanding will be essential to interpret the data and be able to evaluate it in context within, for example, a report. You will also learn where to obtain and how to evaluate good quality, timely, data to use in preparing health needs assessments and in writing reports that can be used to inform policies and strategies.

Year two, core modules

  • Research Methodology
    You will learn to be analytical and insightful regarding research reports. You will gain an invaluable skill for anyone who wishes to provide effective and appropriate care in their individual sphere of practice. In addition, today's practitioner is required to work in a multi professional, multi-agency world which requires skills and insight into the efficacy of research. This module will revisit existing knowledge of the research process and assist you in further developing skills of critical analysis and ethical appraisal of published work.
  • Undergraduate Major Project
    The undergraduate major project enables you to raise and address significant questions relating to your chosen topic/issue. You'll be supported by a tutor with similar interests and research profile. This module requires autonomous study and it is your chance to demonstrate that you have met our University’s expectations and are ready to graduate.
  • Managing Care for the Adult Patient
    This module will enable you to further your understanding of nursing skill in a global context. This module aims to address the necessary theories that support nursing assessment and care planning and to consider these from a global perspective. You will be required to gather and appraise patient assessment and care planning strategies from international contexts and relate this to your professional development. Topics will include communication, health promotion, evidence-based care in a global context, legal ethical and professional practice, record keeping, patient rights, nursing models, care planning and assessment tools and multi-cultural needs.
  • Leading Change in Promoting Health and Wellbeing in an International Context
    This module will consider the nature of health, and will focus on the political, social and psychological theories and issues that underpin the concepts of promoting health and well-being. The module will introduce key concepts and issues to develop the student’s awareness, knowledge and skills to promote health and wellbeing at individual and community levels. The role of the nurse in the promotion of health and wellbeing for the individual and the population (young adult to older person) will be explored, emphasising the importance of all nurses as health promoting practitioners. The focus of the module is upon contemporary theory and the main approaches to health promotion which underpin change including; the medical approach, behaviour change approach, educational approach, client-centred approach and the societal-change approach.


We use a mix of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on this course. These vary between modules, but include written assignments, presentations and group discussions. They’ll help you to develop the wide-ranging skills you need to be a good nurse.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)


International students, 2017/18 (per year)


UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)


International students, 2018/19 (per year)


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Fee information

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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