BSc in Nursing Studies (Top-up)



12-24 months
(16–28 months if students are required to complete an additional module to meet entry requirements)


26 August 2019




Monthly Fee: $400**
Full Fee: $6,990*
(+VAT, if applicable)

The top-up degree programme is designed specifically for registered nurses who hold a diploma or certificate in nursing and want to top-up their current academic qualifications towards a full bachelor degree in nursing studies.

The programme consists of 5 compulsory modules with curriculum aimed to deepen the student’s knowledge of evidence-based practice and develop a critical approach to integrated healthcare.

The programme is updated with feedback from registered nurses, healthcare personnel, nurse managers and even patients, to keep it relevant to current contemporary healthcare practice.

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The programme is relevant to contemporary nursing practice, allowing students to enhance their skills and knowledge to progress within a chosen sphere of nursing practice.

Students will be assigned a personal tutor and can network with fellow practitioners from across the globe.

The university offers a personalised student experience. The university’s virtual learning environment provides students with access to learning material and online support services.

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All entrants to the BSc Nursing Studies programme must be currently registered as a Nurse with a recognised nursing regulatory body and hold a Nursing qualification, and have at least 2 years relevant working experience

Entry with a Diploma in Nursing

If your Nursing qualification is a Diploma which included study at FHEQ level 5 you will only be required to complete the five core modules.

NOTE: If you do not have evidence of completing a diploma in Nursing to FHEQ Level 5, you will be required to successfully complete the Professional Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare module, after which you can then progress through the remainder of the programme

Entry with other Nursing qualification
  • Other Nursing qualifications will be considered.
  • Depending on your previous study you will be advised how many modules you will be required to study to ‘top-up’ to degree, and you may be required to successfully complete an additional module prior to progressing through the remainder of the programme. This module will enable you to enhance and develop your academic skills and prepare you for study on the five core modules.

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Career Path

Successful graduates will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to and progress within their chosen sphere of nursing practice.


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** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan