A professional development programme for qualified nurses, to advance their academic qualifications to degree level or honors degree level; or to gain a graduate certificate. Multiple delivery methods and a broad range of module options provide flexibility to suit a range of home and international markets. Routes to awards can be tailored to meet the personal development needs of individual practitioners and the operational demands and strategic needs of service development.
Why choose this programme?
We are experts in all four fields of Nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental health) as well as health visiting, midwifery, and public health.
GCU is leading the way in inter-professional education for health professionals.
This programme has been designed to be flexible and specialized allowing you to tailor the outcomes to suit your needs and developments.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
All applicants must be qualified nurses, registered or licensed by the regulatory body in their home country. Typical minimum requirements of Nursing degree for direct entry to the Honours route.
Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 each element or equivalent.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £1820
- RUK: £9250*
- EU: £1820
- International: £11,500
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
Students on a part-time programme may be invoiced for the full annual fee or for the number of modules completed per academic year. Students may be eligible to pay this in installments over the course of the year. View part-time and distance learning fees.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
We embrace emerging learning technologies, including the University’s Virtual Learning Environment GCU, Learn which is used to allow learning and teaching to be delivered flexibly and this is complemented by student engagement technologies such as Textwall. The programme is underpinned by clinical and academic expertise and promotes a student-centered ethos that supports the development of autonomous and contemporary practitioners who can make a positive contribution to interprofessional approaches to health care delivery.
We use lectures, tutorials, Clinical Skills Simulation, online lectures, seminars and asynchronous discussions. A range of assessment methods will be used that are appropriate to the content and mode of delivery of each module.
The Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Centre, a fully equipped simulated home, and hospital environment, situated on campus, is used to provide opportunities for the development and practice of clinically focused psychomotor and psychosocial skills in a safe, supported and highly effective learning environment.
Digital recording equipment is situated above every bed area which enhances feedback on students’ performance by allowing students to review their own performance.