University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Nursing Studies (pre-registration)

The course focuses on leadership and problem-solving skills so you develop the skills and the confidence you need. You'll study alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting. You'll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. By linking theory to practice, you'll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.2 degree in a relevant area such as social sciences, human sciences, biomedical sciences, public services, and GCSE mathematics, English and science. You'll also need to show that you have 650 hours of health care experience. Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, based on four core units of study: foundations in health and nursing; patients with acute and short-term needs; patients with long-term conditions and complex needs; transitions to practice: managing and organising care.

Assessment methods

You're assessed on theory and practice. In practice, you'll need to achieve a number of competencies by the end of each unit, assessed by your clinical mentor. Your theoretical knowledge is assessed by written assignments, case studies, poster presentations and exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2056