UWS Clearing 2022

Adult Nursing





3 years full-time


Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, Paisley


September 2022



About the course

The BSc Adult Nursing programme prepares graduates to begin the study of nursing as a discipline and, following completion to the threshold standard of ordinary degree, to meet the requirements for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). An NMC accredited BSc Honours pathway provides a competitive, optional additional year to progress to Honours degree qualification (subject to Government funding and bursary).

The programme enables nurses to meet the requirements of a modern health care system, work in multi-professional teams and demonstrate leadership and management abilities.

  • Successful students will be adaptable, proficient and safe practitioners who will have demonstrated the graduate skills required to engage in a range of therapeutic approaches together with an underpinning knowledge of the evidence base for Adult healthcare.
  • Develop safe proficient and adaptable nurses who can facilitate health promotion approaches including the nurturing of self-care at individual, family and community level with an appreciation of needs across the lifespan.
  • Develop graduate attributes including decision making skills, criticality, and research mindedness to influence safe and compassionate adult nursing practice.
  • Prepares the nurse to be responsive to the social, political and economic influences on population health and health care.
  • Graduates are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse in Adult Nursing.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers*: CCC (63 UCAS Tariff points), plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths*
  • A levels: CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology, plus GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 plus OL English and Maths (Grade O5, or above)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points with 3 @ HL must include English and Maths at least at SL
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Health or Social Care or Care & Administrative Practice or Healthcare Practice are preferred HNCs, although any discipline will be considered, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Health or Social Care or Care & Administrative Practice or Healthcare Practice are preferred HNDs, although any discipline will be considered, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^)
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification 3: will considered on a case-by-case basis alongside other qualifications
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Access to Nursing or Access to Medical Studies (BBB)
  • Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) QQI Level 5: 5 modules at Distinction

All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council including evidence of literacy and numeracy for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2010 Standards). All applicants will need to demonstrate this with acceptable qualification awards in both English and Maths.

* for Scottish applicants, Life Skill Mathematics / Application of Mathematics are acceptable alternatives to SQA National 5 Maths, if they have been awarded at National 5 level.

^ If applicant has completed SQA HNC module HF2434 or module FN2734 Essential Skills for Care Practice/ Clinical Skills for Care Practitioners in HNC/D, then this satisfies the Maths requirement and there is no need for additional Maths requirements.


An offer to study is also dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks:

  • personal interview
  • health Screening
  • membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

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T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
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