menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

If you are a compassionate, kind and caring person who wants a career where you can make a real difference, then nursing could be for you. You’ll become part of a team that works to offer outstanding patient-centred care, guiding your patients through their most vulnerable moments and making a difference to their lives.

With BNU, you’ll benefit from our combined learning approach of theory and practice, supportive and experienced course team, and our specialist facilities. Upon completion of the degree, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Our MSc in pre-registration Adult Nursing is designed for high achieving graduates, recognising that you’ll bring transferable academic skills, healthcare experience and valuable life experience to your studies.

This fast-track two-year degree programme integrates postgraduate academic study alongside practice-based learning. It is underpinned by a strong collaboration between the University, service users (experts by experience) and our NHS practice partners, helping you to gain the knowledge and skills you need for your future career in adult nursing.

We will support and nurture you throughout the programme, so you can become compassionate, proficient, confident, and digitally-able registered adult nurses. We will also prepare you for future leadership and specialist roles within the integrated care system.

As professional nurses and educators, staff bring a wealth of clinical expertise and research activity. An existing and expanding portfolio of health and social care courses, including midwifery, physiotherapy, operating department practitioner, social worker, physician associate as well as specialist community and public health nurses, provide opportunities for inter-professional learning.

In addition, expert specialist nurses regularly deliver tailored sessions and service users (experts by experience) also support on the programme. This will allow you to benefit from their experiences and expertise, insights and perspectives to enhance your learning.

At our Uxbridge Campus, in West London, we have impressive facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll get to recreate real scenarios in realistic ‘wards’ so when you’re out on placement you’ll be familiar with your surroundings and be confident in your adult nursing skills.

With our simulation facilities, you’ll be able to learn and practice with equipment that is as close to the real thing as possible, enabling you to build your skills and knowledge in a safe and supportive environment.

The simulation areas are equipped to a national standard of excellence. Our facilities offer a high-fidelity environment, which includes the use of NHS approved consumables, genuine functioning equipment and a combination of actors and technology enhanced manikins. The essential element of de-brief in simulation is undisputed; audio/visual technology is available and widely used by the teaching teams to enhance feedback to learners.

To complement the theoretical study, you will spend time out on practice. The main NHS Trusts we are currently working with include:

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

We also have a range of non-home-base placements in different fields, such as:

  • BMI Clementine Churchill
  • BUPA Bushey
  • Nursing homes
  • Medihome
  • Learning disabilities facilities.

Many of our students are employed by the Trust that they completed their placements at, and we are currently seeing a demand for adult nurses across the NHS Trusts we work with.


Health Sciences for Nursing (20 Credits) - Core
Social Sciences for Nursing (20 Credits) - Core
Fundamentals of Adult Nursing (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Practice (Adult) (20 Credits) - Core
Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities in Nursing (20 Credits) - Core
Assessing Biopsychosocial Needs and Planning Care in Adult Nursing (20 Credits) - Core
Leading, Coordinating and Evaluating Adult Care Care (20 Credits) - Core
Progressing in Practice (Adult) (20 Credits) - Core
Developing Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation for Nursing (40 Credits) - Core
Achieve Competence in Practice (Adult) (0 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements include a classification of 2:1 or above in any subject/discipline OR consideration will be given to applicants who have: classification of 2:2 in a subject with relevant content and experience, e.g., sociology; psychology; physiology; bio- chemistry; health studies or social work. For full entry requirements visit the BNU website.