Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: B740 112 UCAS points

What makes this course different

Great Learning Opportunities

91% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “Learning Opportunities” in the 2024 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2024, Results published 10th July 2024)

Key industry partners

Learn from professionals on clinical placements in London's NHS Trusts. You’ll be supported by qualified mentors and practice educators. We have connections across the independent and private sectors.

£5,000 training grant available now

All degree-level Nursing and Allied Health students will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government, provided they are normally eligible for a student loan. For further information visit the website or contact Student Finance England.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Adult nursing encompasses a broad range of both general and speciality settings and roles.  As a result, a career in adult nursing offers many fulfilling opportunities to grow and progress within a recognised career structure as an adult nurse.

Industry links

Central to the adult nursing course are placement experiences with local healthcare providers who work collaboratively with the University in the delivery of the adult nursing course. 

Through our placement links, we have close connections with many NHS and independent providers. These include Barts Health NHS Trust, Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals Trust, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, North East London NHS Foundation Trust, and East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Graduate employers

Close links with our healthcare partners ensure employment in the future for learners who complete their courses and are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Many of our nursing graduates secure jobs within the trusts that have supported the students during their course. one of our local NHS partners across North East London. Upon completion, our graduates have an opportunity to work in acute hospitals, community nursing services, nursing homes, care homes, private hospitals and the independent sector.

Job roles

As a registered adult nurse, you will be able to apply for Band 5 roles within the NHS and/or the private and independent sector. These roles have a starting salary of £28,407, plus up to a 20 per cent uplift for a London hospital.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

If you wanted to do further study you could study for an MSc Public Health, which would develop your career as a health or nursing professional.

Patricia Smith, Senior Lecturer in Professional Health Science
I am always inspired as an educator when students have that light bulb moment and say “ Ahh, now I get it, now I understand!”. It motivates me to continue the work of helping students achieve their academic and career goals."
Dr Patricia Smith

Senior lecturer in Allied and Public Health

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be based in the School of Health, Sport, and Bioscience in Stratford, but this course integrates theory alongside practice, so you'll be on placements in many clinical settings.

Guided independent study

Our innovative Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach enhances face-to-face learning by providing students with scheduled on-campus contact hours and additional learning opportunities. Through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students can access course materials and resources beyond their scheduled hours. We offer access to industry-standard technology and specialised spaces to prepare students for their future careers. 

Dedicated time for activities and development, along with a holistic approach to learning, fosters academic, personal, and professional growth. Students benefit from career support through on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and a dedicated online portal, Track My Future (TMF)

Academic support

Students are supported with academic or subject-related queries by a programme director, module leaders, academic advisors (you’ll have an academic advisor from the teaching team as soon as you arrive with us), and University central support services.

Dedicated personal tutor

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential. 

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. 

Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks. UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).


We have strong links with local NHS trusts and private-sector providers, which means you'll have a range of work placement opportunities. 

These nursing placements are spread throughout your three years of study, with two placements in year one and two with three placements in your final year. In total, you'll do 60 weeks of placements. On placement, you will work roughly 37.5 hours per week with shift patterns ranging from 11.5 hours a day for 3 days a week to 7.5 hours a day for 5 days a week. You will be supervised by qualified nursing staff and assessed by both practice and academic assessors. We also have a team of link lecturers on hand to help you during your time on placement.

Your timetable

When not on nursing placement, you'll enjoy practical and clinical sessions in our Clinical Education Building. Our modern, purpose-built campus offers superb teaching facilities, as well as our Nursing Simulation Lab where you can practice what you have learned in a safe immersive environment.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

Kelly Ncube
I love UEL because of its diversity, equality and inclusivity for staff, students and the Newham community. I love our Hospital and Primary training hub that uses the latest technology, AR, VR, and Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) for our nursing students."

Kelly Ncube

Senior lecturer in Adult Nursing

Kamille Radcliff
I am motivated and continually inspired by being involved in creating the next generation of nurses who will be responsible for the care of the United Kingdom. It is inspirational to help students to acquire knowledge and skills while helping them to become passionate about nursing."

Kamille Radcliffe

Secondee Nurse Lecturer