Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) (2023)


Studying adult nursing at the University of Brighton enables you to work closely with patients and their families as part of a versatile team of health and social care professionals including doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. You will learn how to tailor individual care for adults with a range of clinical needs.

You can choose to be based at our Eastbourne or Brighton: Falmer campus – we'll discuss this with you at interview.

We will support you in becoming a caring and compassionate professional who delivers skilled, evidence-based care in partnership with patients, families and communities. Our focus on interdisciplinary learning across all our health courses enriches your experience while also preparing you for the reality of professional practice. There are varied placements across Sussex in both acute and community settings, and you will have the opportunity to experience nursing abroad through our international placements.

You’ll spend 50% of the course on placement in healthcare settings with local NHS trusts, private and voluntary organisations. You will participate in simulation learning in our well-equipped clinical skills and simulation suites, allowing you to apply theory to practice in a supported environment.

Recognising that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and are entitled to practice anywhere in the UK.

This course is full for 2022

This means we are not accepting Clearing applications for this September. But look at our course finder for an alternative – you'll find related courses at the bottom of this page.

Your next opportunity to start this course is September 2023. You can start your 2023 UCAS application now ready to submit this September.

Key facts

LocationBrighton: Falmer or Eastbourne

UCAS code B7L0

Full-time 3 years

This course meets the NMC 2018 education standards and course graduates are eligible for registration

Course content

Course structure

You can choose to be based at our Eastbourne or Brighton: Falmer campus – we'll discuss this with you at interview.

You’ll sharesome moduleswith students on our other nursing courses, allowing you to benefit from interprofessional collaboration, sharing knowledge and expertise.You will also benefit from patients contributing to your learning through shared stories.

In each year of the course you engage with both theory and practice learning. The course alternates between academic terms and blocks of practice. Theory sessions in academic terms take place at the university. You will attend Monday to Friday with independent study days. Practice placement blocks are 32 hours per week and are eight and 10 weeks long.

Making sure that what you learn with us is relevant, up to date and what employers are looking for is our priority, so courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis. When you have applied to us, you’ll be told about any new developments through Student View.

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Year 1

You are introduced to the profession of nursing and begin your development of the required knowledge and skills. You will develop an understanding of the structure and function of the human body.


  • Nursing Assessment in Partnership with People

    This module will enable you to undertake a holistic nursing assessment of a person in terms of their mental, physical, social and spiritual needs. You’ll learn the importance of completing an assessment in partnership with the person, taking into account their circumstances, characteristics and preferences.

    You will also gain an understanding of the role of the nurse in assessing the person’s needs as a member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

  • Planning Nursing Care in Partnership with People

    This module will enable you to plan nursing care based on the information gained from a holistic nursing assessment. You’ll learn the importance of identifying priorities in the mental, physical, social and spiritual needs of the person and formulating a plan of care in partnership with the person and the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

  • Human Biology for Nursing

    This module will enable you to explore human biology in relation to the health, well-being and illness of a person across the lifespan. You’ll develop an understanding of how human biology and altered physiology underpins your developing nursing practice.

  • Practice Learning for Nursing Year 1

    This practice assessment of the course is divided into three parts. This module comprises part one, which will enable you to begin developing the knowledge, skills and values required for nursing practice.

    You will integrate learning from your placement and at university in order to meet the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] 2018).

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Year 2

You continue to build your skills and knowledge in professional practice. You will start to develop the principles of adult nursing and gain an insight into the clinical settings in which nurses work such as public health, acute services, community and research.


  • Quality Improvement Using Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
  • Nursing to Promote Health and Prevent Illness
  • Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Deterioration in an Adult
  • Approaches to Nursing Adults with Long-term Conditions
  • Practice Learning for Adult Nursing Year 2.

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Final year

You will complete an extended project and develop your professional practice further in the areas of leadership, physical assessment and complex care needs.


  • Contemporary and Future Nursing Practice
  • Leading and Managing Nursing Care and Effective Teams
  • Enhanced Nursing Assessment and Clinical Decision Making
  • Palliative and End of Life Care Using an Integrative Nursing Approach
  • Practice Learning for Adult Nursing Year 3.

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Clinical Skills and Simulation Suite

Clinical skills and simulation rooms provide an invaluable tool for assessment and monitoring students' progress throughout the course.

You will benefit from practising nursing skills in an environment that simulates nurses’ real-life professional experiences. Learning by simulation with state-of-the-art mannequins enables you to practice in a safe environment under supervision, so you can apply your knowledge and skills in professional practice with confidence.

We have skilled technicians on every campus to support you.

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Nursing skills zone – practice independently in a safe environment

Our nursing skills zones are fully equipped open access areas where you can practice your skills at a time to suit you.

You can practice skills including ECG electrode application, sterile glove application, nutritional assessment, basic life support, aseptic technique, urinalysis, physical measurements, personal hygiene, catheterisation, peak flow measurement, administration of medicines, A-E assessment and physical assessment.

You can book a nursing PASS leader to help you in the skills zones. Our PASS (peer-assisted study sessions) project is a student-led scheme where you can discuss issues relating to your course material and student life informally with your peers and trained student facilitators.

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Flexible Learning Environment

The Flexible Learning Environment is an adapted home environment in a residential location where you'll be able to practise skills and learn from other students while taking part in realistic training scenarios.

Every room is fitted with cameras and microphones, so that students can be directed and monitored from the control room while the observation room provides the opportunity to review, playback and debrief.

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Our flexible approach to practice-based learning and excellent links with local healthcare trusts enable us to offer clinical practice in hospital and community settings, working alongside multi-professional teams.

You will spend 50% of the course studying theory which requires attendance in lectures and the other 50% on placement. You must accumulate 4,600 hours in total over the three years before you can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Practice placements are up to 32 hours per week and you will be supported by a practice supervisor. Clinical placements take place across across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Community placements offer experience in schools, doctors surgeries, with health visitors and community staff.

It is currently possible to claim back excess travel costs, this is reviewed each year by the NHS.

A day on placement can be between 07.00 and 22.00, some weekends and some nights.

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Supporting you

You will receive lots of support throughout your nursing degree. During your course you'll have access to:

  • personal tutor
  • practice liaison lecturers
  • practice supervisor in clinical practice
  • PASS (peer-assisted study sessions) nursing student leaders
  • student support and guidance
  • welfare.

Nursing Society
Our student-run Nursing Society provides support for all nursing students at every stage of their degree.

The society facilitates group learning and extracurricular lectures from speakers across the multidisciplinary team.

Study abroad

Within the School of Sport and Health Sciences we are committed to providing a global perspective to nursing and midwifery education. As such we offer a range of international English-speaking exchange placements to nursing, midwifery and paramedicscience students. All of our international placements are fully supported and academically credited.

International placements are only with partners with which we have an agreement – this ensures a good quality learning opportunity and safe experience.


Active placement of up to three monthsin year 2 with one of our partner universities.

  • University College, Denmark
  • University College of Borås, Sweden

Two-week observational placement with one of 25 institutions across 13 European countries in our European Nursing Module Network. For more information on our European partners and network visit the European Nursing Module Network website.

For an insight into what life is like on a study abroad placement, have a read of Sabrina Barnes' experience in our Graduate Views below.


  • Observational placements of up to three weeks in Africa, Asia or South America through Work the World.

We provide guidance with sourcing accommodation, visas, occupational health checks and insurance. You will be connected with a key personal contact for each partner and have access to online support from the university whilst you are abroad.

All students who take part in a study abroad experience identify its immense value, whether through hosting visiting students or participating in an exchange. We share all students' experiences through our newsletters and through the student ambassador project.

If you wish to learn more about these opportunities you are welcome to discuss this at interview.

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Careers and employability

Our nursing and midwifery courses are joint 1st in the UK for career prospects, Guardian University Guide 2022, and joint 1st for graduate prospects, Complete University Guide 2022.

This course provides a solid foundation for working in numerous healthcare settings and for further professional development in clinical practice, education, management and research.

Our adult nursing graduates have developed successful careers in both hospital and community settings. Many of our graduates leave university with a firm offer of employment.

After a period of consolidation and further study you can work as a specialist practitioner in the community in areas such as practice nursing, health visiting or in the hospital as a clinical nurse or nurse consultant. Acute care offers a range of roles, for example caring for patients needing emergency and intensive care or surgery.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to access further academic study at masters and doctoral level.

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Graduate views

Daisy Bower, Community Staff Nurse in Bexhill District Nursing Team, East Sussex Healthcare Trust

"Eastbourne campus is great place to study nursing. The lecturers are really supportive and I felt I could approach them with academic questions as well as personal problems.

"The placement opportunities are varied and allowed learning in focused, friendly environments. I found this really improved my confidence and developed my skills as a nurse. The clinical area for simulation aided in practical learning and there are good quality sporting facilities on campus for leisure.

"Student nurses looking to start a career locally and who benefit from attentive and welcoming teaching should consider Eastbourne campus."

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Rachael Fisher, graduate February 2017, GP practice nurse, Eastbourne

"When looking back at my time studying at the University of Brighton I have the fondest of memories.

"I studied adult nursing at the Eastbourne campus and feel the university offered me a great platform to start me off in my career. What really struck me was the relationship the lecturers had with their students and feel their support had a huge impact on my studies.

"The variety of placements on offer helped improve my employability but also made me more aware of what field of nursing I wanted to go into.

"I made lifelong friends along the way. I am grateful to the university for nurturing and moulding me into the person I am today as they provided me with knowledge and skills to follow my dreams of becoming a nurse.

"I went straight into practice nursing. I did the Introduction to Practice Nursing module at university. This gave me insight into the role of a practice nurse and highlighted areas that I was interested in – for me this was diabetes care.

"I am working at a large GP medical practice and enjoy being part of the team there. What I love is that I am always learning and every day is not the same. But most of all is the impact I have on the patients to help empower them to take an active role in their own care. I hope my story encourages more people to enter this profession as it is an extremely rewarding job."

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Sabrina Barnes, graduated 2018

"In May 2017, I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Kathmandu, Nepal on placement in three different paediatric wards; general medicine and surgery, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. In this time, I was able to learn how different the Nepali culture was and both the differences and similarities between nursing in Nepal and the UK.

"I was also able to learn a lot about myself and my own nursing practice and share some of my experiences with the Nepali nurses. I had never travelled alone before so even before I got to Nepal, I had done something new and when I got there, I was able to meet lots of other nurses doing exchange placements from across the world. This enabled me to learn about other people’s experiences of healthcare and I also met friends that I went travelling with recently to Pokhara, Nepal.

"My experience in Nepal taught me a lot about family-centred care and I have been able to take this in with my nursing practice as a qualified nurse. In particular my time on the intensive care unit in combination with my second year placement on HDU, inspired the title of my dissertation, which had a focus on supporting family involvement in intensive care environments."

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Entry criteria

Flexible admissions

When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.

Find out more

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Entry requirements

UCAS tariff
112 points.

BBC, mustinclude a science or social science subject at grade B.

DMM in a health or science subject.

International Baccalaureate
28 overall with three subjects at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science.At least 45 credits at level 3, with 18 credits at distinction and 27 credits at merit or above.

Merit in the Health T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

  • with Access course – maths and English.
  • with A-levels,BTECor K101 – at least three GCSEs including maths and English.

Functional Skills 2 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English and maths.

If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.

A wide range of other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, for example, Open University K101 and K102.

For all nursing courses leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse, you must demonstrate the following:

  • completion of 10 years general education
  • successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments during the interview process
  • evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
  • evidence of commitment to the profession
  • passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
  • ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
  • ability to follow a shift pattern that could cover any part of a 24-hour seven-day cycle.

Foundation degree
Completion of our Health and Social Care Practice foundation degreewith 120 credits at level 5 may enable you to startin year 2 of our nursing degrees – Nursing (Adult), Nursing (Child) orNursing (Mental Health).

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.

Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2.

Candidates are advised that places for entry into year 2 of this course are very limited. We normally welcome these applications but high demand for all nursing courses will restrict availability.

Students successful at the application stage will be invited to attend an interview. At your interview we'll discuss which campus you wish to be based at – Eastbourne or Brighton: Falmer.

Men are under-represented in many nursing and allied health professions in the UK. We are committed to helping address the balance and particularly welcome applications from male applicants.

Personal statement

Tips for writing a good personal statement

  • Identify why you are interested in the course.
  • Only apply for one field of nursing (adult, mental health or child).
  • Provide insight into your personal experiences, work or voluntary work.
  • Do not discuss Florence Nightingale or quote words of wisdom as an opening statement.
  • Consider how your referee may describe you and reflect this in your statement.
  • Our nursing degree is theory and practice so discuss your ability to cope with the demands of the whole course.

Our applying to Brighton section provides more information on writing a personal statement.

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Application timeline


  • Receive email regarding occupational health and DBS – start completing these forms
  • Receive email regarding accommodation


  • Complete your occupational health and DBS forms


  • From mid-August – enrolment – you will receive an email with instructions.


  • Early September – receive your one-week induction timetable.
  • Mid September – deadline for completing your occupational health and DBS forms

You must be enrolled for your course before the start date.

Occupational health check

Your offer is subject to occupational health and DBS clearance.

All applicants must complete a University of Brighton occupational health clearance check. If you are working within an NHS/healthcare organisation you will still require a University of Brighton health clearance check.

Once you receive your health questionnaire you must fill this in immediately and return your completed and signed form to the occupational health department by the deadline provided (usually a couple of weeks before your start date), failure to do this will affect your ability to attend your first placement.

Send your form by email or registered post, see the form for contact details. Please note that the questionnaire will need your GP's signature which your GP may charge for, this will need to be paid for by you. We suggest that you use your current GP to complete this form rather than a university-based GP who will not have immediate access to your medical records.

The University of Brighton will pay for your occupational health clearance throughout your course. However you will personally have to pay for any travel to occupational health appointments at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

We will send you your occupational health questionnaire by email in June if you are starting in September.

DBS check

All applicants must complete a University of Brighton DBS clearance check.

If you are currently working within an NHS/healthcare organisation you will still require a University of Brighton DBS check. Failure to complete a University of Brighton DBS will affect your ability to attend your first placement.

  • We will send you an email regarding filling in your DBS form in June if you are starting in September.
  • The deadline for completing your DBS form will be provided but it is usually required at the beginning of the month in which you start your course.


Course fees

UK (full-time) 9,250 GBP

Additional funding support

UK students studying nursing, midwifery and some allied health professions subjects receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each academic year. Find out more on the NHS website.

What's included

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, while studying a course in the School of Sport and Health Sciences in the 2022–23 academic year are listed here.

  • Where health course includes a placement
    • UK students – travel costs which are over and above your daily journey to university and dual accommodation costs may be reimbursed by the NHS learning support fund.
    • Overseas students are not covered by the NHS scheme, this means that any additional travel or accommodation costs for this course will be your responsibility. Travel to placement may be up to 90 mins each way/ travel on public transport at peak time cost, and you may incur additional accommodation and living costs if staying away from your usual home base for the length of your placement.
  • An initial set of specialist clothing and uniforms, where required, are included in the course fees.
  • DBS checks and occupational health checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • Course books are available from the university but you may wish to budget up to £100 if buying your own copies.
  • In sport courses, UK-based field trips are available in some option modules in the final year. You do not have to take these option modules to complete the degree programme. Where a field trip is present costs are covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food. Typically this is £50.
  • For sports courses which require a placement, you’ll be expected to pay for your living costs and travel. Physical Education (QTS teacher training) students can claim travel costs to their school placement.
  • The school runs a number of day trips which students do not pay for. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget around £30 per year.

You can chat with our enquiries team if you have a question or need more information. Or check our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as more information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.


The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2022–23.

Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee.

You can find out more about our fees in the university's student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

If you've already got a degree in another subject you are still eligible for the student finance package for this course.

Location and student life

Campus where this course is taught

Eastbourne campus

Our campus is within 15 minutes' walk of the beach, South Downs National Park and the Eastbourne's busy town centre.

Campus learning facilities include the Queenwood library, computer rooms, a media centre and a learning and technology suite. Welkin halls are also on campus.

Eastbourne Student Centre provides services including careers, volunteering, counselling and wellbeing, student advice, disability and dyslexia support and chaplaincy.

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Falmer campus

Set in the South Downs, our Falmer campus is around four miles from Brighton city centre. 7,000 students are based here taking subjects including criminology, English, education, nursing and medicine, paramedic science, psychology and sociology. Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium and beautiful Stanmer Park are right next door.

Specialist learning facilities at Falmer include the curriculum centre used by teaching and education students, which houses over 30,000 teaching resources and clinical skills and simulation suites used by health students. Psychology students learn in our applied cognition and flexible creative method labs.

Falmer campus has two halls of residence on site, as well as a library, restaurant, cafes, and a students' union shop and bar.

The campus sports centre has a fitness suite, activity studios and a sports hall. There is also a floodlit astroturf football pitch, netball and tennis courts.

Cycle lanes link Falmer with our other campuses and the city centre and there is a BTN BikeShare hub on site. There are regular bus services to the city centre and other campuses. Falmer train station is right next to campus and a nine minute journey to central Brighton.

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We guarantee an offer of a place in halls of residence to all eligible students.

Welkin halls
Located in the Meads area of Eastbourne, right next to the Students' Union and Student Services, Welkin halls are a short walk or bike ride to other areas of the campus.

  • Ensuite halls with a choice of room and flat sizes.
  • All rooms are self-catered with access to shared, fully equipped kitchen facilities.
  • Rent includes all utilities, 24/7 security and support, contents insurance and cleaning of communal areas.

Private renting
Eastbourne offers good choice when it comes to student accommodation.

There’s a good supply of affordable, high quality private rented accommodation and plenty of support and advice from us if you choose this option. Every summer we provide online events and resources, as well as other advice services, for students looking for a place to live and people to share with.

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Student accommodation in Eastbourne

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Student bedroom in Welkin halls

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Modern kitchen in Welkin Halls

Brighton: Falmer

We guarantee an offer of a place in halls of residence to all eligible students.

Halls of residence
We have halls of residence across Brighton in the city centre, Moulsecoomb, Varley Park and Falmer.

  • You'll be prioritised for accommodation in the halls that are linked to your teaching base, subject to availability.
  • Falmer campus is linked to the halls on Falmer campus and at Varley Park. All halls are self-catered.
    • Paddock Field and Great Wilkins halls are on Falmer campus and offer a range of rooms
    • Varley Park offers a mix of rooms. It is around two miles from Moulsecoomb campus and four miles from the city centre. Public transport in the city is excellent.

Private renting
There's plenty of support if you opt for private renting. This is an option which offers choice and flexibility – enabling you to choose where you live and who with. Every summer we provide online events and resources, as well as other advice services, for students looking for a place to live and people to share with.

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Outside views at Falmer accommodation

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Extensive facilities at Falmer sports centre

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Students dining at Westlain

Local area

Easy-going Eastbourne

The South Downs National Park, the bustling town centre and the beach with the pier, prom and bandstand are all within a 15-minute walk of our Eastbourne campus. Officially the sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne has loads on offer: a year-round calendar of sporting events, the independent shops and cafes of Little Chelsea, music and arts festivals, theatres, galleries, great restaurants and high street shopping.

Every June, leading tennis players descend on Eastbourne for one of the main warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. One of the UK's biggest free extreme sports festivals, Beach Life, takes place on the seafront in July, bringing hi-octane action on land and sea. The international airshow Airbourne is another summer highlight.

Every autumn our students and staff participate in and support the Beachy Head Marathon, one of the UK's largest off-road marathons with challenging climbs and descents along the Seven Sisters.

The beach and the South Downs provide sports opportunities including horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, sailing, canoeing, body boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing.

The Towner Art Gallery has world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and entry is free. Eastbourne also has four theatres, two cinemas and hosts a varied programme of arts and music events throughout the year.

It's only 90 minutes by train from Eastbourne to central London and less than 40 minutes to Brighton. There are also daily direct trains to Ashford International and Gatwick Airport.

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About Brighton

The University of Brighton is at the heart of our city's reputation as a welcoming, forward-thinking place which leads the way when it comes to the arts, music, sustainability and creative technology. Brighton is home to a thriving creative community and a digital sector worth £1bn a year to the local economy, as much as tourism.

Many of the work-based learning opportunities offered on our courses such as placements and guest lectures are provided by businesses and organisations based in the city.

You can also get involved with city festivals and events such as the Brighton Festival, the Fringe, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Science Festival, the London to Brighton bike ride, and the Great Escape festival of new music to name but a few. Other annual highlights include Pride, the Brighton Marathon, and Burning the Clocks which marks the winter solstice.

You'll find living in Brighton enriches your learning experience and by the end of your course you will still be finding new things to explore and inspire you.

It's only 50 minutes by train from Brighton to central London and less than 40 minutes to Eastbourne. There are also daily direct trains to Bristol, Bedford, Cambridge, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton.

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Eastbourne campus map

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Falmer campus

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Support and wellbeing

Your course team

Your personal academic tutor, course leader and other tutors are all there to help you with your personal and academic progress. You'll also have a student support and guidance tutor (SSGT) who can help with everything from homesickness, managing stress or accommodation issues.

Your academic skills

Our Brighton Student Skills Hub gives you extra support and resources to develop the skills you'll need for university study, whatever your level of experience so far.

Your mental health and wellbeing

As well as being supported to succeed, we want you to feel good too. You'll be part of a community that builds you up, with lots of ways to connect with one another, as well having access to dedicated experts if you need them. Find out more.

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Sport at Brighton

Sport Brighton

Sport Brighton brings together our sport and recreation services. As a Brighton student you'll have use of sport and fitness facilities across all our campuses and there are opportunities to play for fun, fitness or take part in serious competition.

Find out more about Sport Brighton.

Sports scholarships

Our sports scholarship scheme is designed to help students develop their full sporting potential to train and compete at the highest level. We offer scholarships for elite athletes, elite disabled athletes and talented sports performers.

Find out more about sport scholarships.

Cricket Academy

New for September 2023, our Cricket Academy offers aspiring players the opportunity to continue their cricket development alongside studying for a degree. The programme offers a world-class training environment with the highest quality coaching.

Find out more about the Cricket Academy.

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Meet our students

Gavin Woodgate

"I can’t quite believe how quickly the three years has passed. It really does seem like only yesterday I was celebrating the offer of a place on the adult nursing course. However, when I stop and think about how far I have come in those three years, I am proud of the healthcare professional I have become – and continue to develop into.

"The University of Brighton has provided the essential support needed to learn clinical skills, whilst also supporting and guiding me in practice. It’s fair to say I did not regard myself as the most academically minded student but the excellent help and guidance I have received has helped me obtain grades I am proud of. With qualifying just a few short months away, I am excited, if a little nervous, but I know I will always take the University of Brighton with me whatever happens, it's where my nursing career began!"

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Maddii Rapson

"I chose to start this course in February, the content and delivery of modules are the exactly the same as if I had started in September. I really enjoyed being part of the February cohort. Being part of a smaller cohort has really helped enhance my learning throughout the three years, because of the small class sizes we have all gotten to know the teaching staff pretty well, this has meant I personally engaged with the lectures and practical learning more, getting more out of the experience as I felt comfortable approaching them with anything I was unsure of.

"Eastbourne is the perfect place to study if you are looking for a smaller university feel whilst still being part of a good uni with an excellent reputation. The atmosphere on the campus itself is very relaxed, you have the opportunity to meet and socialise with other health students and despite being smaller than Falmer and other University of Brighton sites the resources are excellent."

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What is a BSc Hons nursing? ›

Make a difference to someone's life when it matters most. Our degree will prepare you to care for adults with acute/long-term illness, in a multitude of healthcare settings. You will be ready to play a vital role in health promotion and disease prevention as well as nursing adults.

How many years is adult nursing in UK? ›

How long is a BSc Nursing - Adult course? The BSc Nursing (Adult) degree is taught over three years and each year has three terms, with 45 weeks of the year either in university or on placement in health and social care settings.

Which course is best in BSc nursing? ›

List of Best Courses [Diploma & Degree] after BSc Nursing in India
  • Diploma in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Nursing: ...
  • Diploma in Critical Care Nursing: ...
  • Diploma in Nursing Administration: ...
  • PG Diploma in Pediatrics Critical Care Nursing: ...
  • PG Diploma in Mental Health Nursing: ...
  • PG Diploma in Emergency Nursing:

Which nursing is best after 12th? ›

Nursing courses details after 12th-
BSc NursingA minimum of 50% marks in Class 12 in Science stream
Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing
Diploma in Nursing
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
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Jul 12, 2022

What is the difference between BSc nursing and BSc Hons nursing? ›

Bsc Hons is the detailed study of any subject. It has more practical, theoritical concepts and focuses in depth about particular stream. Whereas bsc is a normal degree covering various things but not at depth. One cannot rely on academics for studying subject in depth.

Is BSc Hons better than BSc? ›

In general, the B.Sc (Hons) is considered superior to the general B.Sc., both academically and professionally. However, selection of bsc or bsc hons course, may also depend upon the aims and career prospects of the student.

What is a nurse salary UK? ›

The Royal College of Nursing estimated in 2021 that the average annual salary of an NHS nurse is £33,384. The pay rise introduced across the NHS in 2022 means that average is probably now closer to £35,000. More broadly, we estimate that the average salary for a nurse is somewhere between £33,000 and £35,000.

Can you do a masters in adult nursing? ›

On this masters in nursing you will study a range of theoretical and practical modules covering key principles and practices in adult nursing, including: acute care, diagnostics and treatment. long term care, recovery and rehabilitation. leading and managing in healthcare practice.

Can you do midwifery after adult nursing? ›

To become a midwife you'll need a degree in midwifery, which takes three years to complete. If you're already a registered adult nurse, you can undertake a shorter course instead, which takes 18 months.

Can B.Sc nurse Become Doctor? ›

Can a BSc Nurse become a doctor? After completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are I eligible to become a physician? No, this class is not for you. It is designed for anybody who is interested in becoming a nurse or enrolling in any of the nursing programs.

Can I do Gynaecology after BSc nursing? ›

Yes, you are eligible to apply for the diploma in gynecology and obstetrics after completing your B.SC nursing. >> Minimum qualification required to apply for DGO course is graduation from UGC approved collage or university with minimum 55% marks.

Which nurse gets paid the highest? ›

Highest Paid Nursing Jobs:
  • Family Nurse – $113,000.
  • Urgent Care Nurse – $113,000.
  • Oncology Nurse – $113,000.
  • Orthopedic Nurse – $115,000.
  • Cardiac Nurse – $116,000.
  • Emergency Room Nurse – $116,000.
  • Neonatal Nurse – $127,000.
  • Nurse Anesthetist – $189,000.
May 11, 2022

Which subject is best for nursing? ›

Minimum Requirements to Become a Nurse
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.
  • Applied Science.
  • Health and Social Care.
  • Psychology.
  • Sociology.
  • Physical Education.
Dec 23, 2021

Is nursing hard to study? ›

There's a lot to learn, the exams are challenging, the schedules are complicated, and the assignments keep piling up. All of these factors can make life difficult for you as a student. Nursing is a highly competitive field from the moment you begin the application process until you receive your degree.

Which stream is best for nursing? ›

For GNM Nursing Diploma

However, Science is preferable. Aspirants should have passed class 12 with English having 40 per cent in aggregate in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre.

What does Hons stand for? ›

The (Hons) bit stands for Honours. This generally means you study for 3 years, or 4 if the course is offered with an optional sandwich-placement year. You study 360 credits, including a major project or dissertation in your final year.

What BSc Hons means? ›

BSc Hons stand for Bachelor of Science Honours . A Bachelor's degree BSc is generally considered an ordinary pass degree and BSc Hons is looked upon as an extraordinary degree. A Bachelor's degree, or Bachelor's degree ( Hons ), are both academic degrees given to undergraduate students.

What is difference between Hons degree and normal degree? ›

An honours degree is an undergraduate one that is designed to be at a higher standard than a general Bachelor degree. In these degrees, the curriculum requires a higher level of achievement while still at an undergraduate level.

What is the benefit of BSc honours? ›

Course details: B.Sc (Hons) in India is a three-year degree programme that helps develop advanced research and theoretical skills. It also helps in the building of a cutting-edge academic or professional career. An Hons course forms a base for those who want to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.

Can you put BSc Hons after your name? ›

No. The class of a degree is not written in your post-nominal qualifications. You can add it in he educational details on your CV.

Is BSc Hons equal to MSc? ›

No, Bsc(H) is just graduation with specialisation in one subject but it is not like Masters in that subject. Bsc Physics (H) is diff. more Bsc (in general) or Bsc Physical Science because in an Honours degree ur focus is on one subject mainly but it does not make it equivalent to Msc.

What does Hons mean in a degree? ›

The (Hons) bit stands for Honours. This generally means you study for 3 years, or 4 if the course is offered with an optional sandwich-placement year. You study 360 credits, including a major project or dissertation in your final year.

Can we do BSc Hons nursing after 12th? ›

No, you don't have to appear for NEET to get admission in BSc Nursing. You can pursue Nursing right after your class 12 exam with 45% marks in science (PCBE) from any recognised board. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English). The minimum age for admission in the BSc.

How many types of B.Sc Nursing are there? ›

Generally, two types of courses are offered for nursing: B.Sc. Degree (of four years) and General Nursing Programme (GNP), a Diploma course (of three years duration).

Can a BSc nurse Become Doctor? ›

Can a BSc Nurse become a doctor? After completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, are I eligible to become a physician? No, this class is not for you. It is designed for anybody who is interested in becoming a nurse or enrolling in any of the nursing programs.

Is honors degree good? ›

What is the Benefit of an Honours Degree? The honours degree is considered to be a study with an enhanced focus on the area taught. It helps a graduate to gain an advantage over those with an ordinary degree in their job hunt.

How many years is an honours degree? ›

It usually takes one year to complete and offers a personalised study experience. The honours Bachelor's is an undergraduate degree that requires more effort from students and approaches the discipline more in-depth. However, the length of studies is still the same: usually 3-4 years.

Which stream is best for nursing? ›

For GNM Nursing Diploma

However, Science is preferable. Aspirants should have passed class 12 with English having 40 per cent in aggregate in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre.

Is BSc Nursing tough to study? ›

Nursing college is not easy; students enrolled in the courses practically learn a new language, medical terminology, while also caring for patients and their families. According to Suman, a student of B. Sc Nursing at UMU, the most difficult part of nursing college is learning to think like a Nurse.

Can I do BSc Nursing without NEET? ›

No, it is not compulsory to appear for NEET if you want to take admission in bsc nursing. Many universities conduct entrance exams on the University level like Banaras Hindu University, Christian medical college, Mahatma Gandhi Mission University, Indian army.

What is a 2 year nursing degree called? ›

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Which B.Sc course has highest salary? ›

Career & Jobs:
CourseJobsSalary Offered
BSc (Aquaculture)Aquaculture ConsultantRs 1.80-10.35 lakh per annum
Wildlife Biologist
Assistant Technical Manager- Genetics
BSc (Biochemistry)BiochemistFreshers - Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month With 1 to 3 Years Experience - Rs 25,000 to Rs 80,000 per month
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Aug 13, 2020

Which subject is best for nursing? ›

Minimum Requirements to Become a Nurse
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.
  • Applied Science.
  • Health and Social Care.
  • Psychology.
  • Sociology.
  • Physical Education.
Dec 23, 2021

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