What will I learn?

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree.So although you apply to study a BSc in a specific course – in this case BSc Adult Nursing – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category - Health and Life Sciences; it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.You will need to be assessed for progression on to your second year, which would be the first year of your BSc-level degree.Adult nursing is a rewarding career that offers endless opportunities. This degree enables you to work in a wide range of settings and is the ideal foundation for further study. The programme emphasises patient-centred care, integrating theory with practice to gain professional competence. The training incorporates purpose built facilities including our Virtual Home Environment, commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for creating live simulations for students to rehearse practical scenarios. Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, the course will provide you with a wide range of experiences, as well as continuous individual support and encouragement from both university personal tutors and clinical mentors. Extracurricular experiences include visiting clinical areas in Pittsburgh, USA, and we are currently expanding our portfolio of opportunities for overseas visits, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,516) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Westbourne Road,

Birmingham,

B15 3TN, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,516) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Westbourne Road,

Birmingham,

B15 3TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to Pass the High School Graduation Diploma with a GPA of 2.6 / 75% including a minimum grade C in English Language (and grade C in Maths for Business School / TEE courses that require GCSE Maths) PLUS OLD (Pre March 2016) Pass SATR (Reasoning) with a minimum of 500 in 3 subjects, NEW (Post March 2016) Pass SAT (Reasoning) with a combined score from 2 subjects of 1100 out of 1600 OR Pass ACT (American College Testing Programme) with a composite score of 21 or above PLUS OLD (Pre March 2016) Pass SATS II with a minimum of 500 in 3 subjects, NEW (Post March 2016) Pass SAT (Subject) with a minimum of 500 in 3 subjects OR Pass 3 AP (Advanced Placement Examinations) with grade 3 or above. TEE courses that require A Level Maths will require AP Maths (Calculus). Undergraduate Art and Design courses may require a good portfolio of artwork. All undergraduate courses in CEBE require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent. All Business School undergraduate courses require a minimum of Mathematics Grade C at O Level or an equivalent qualification. Students need to have an IELTS of 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a student-centred, dynamic learning environment, offering courses approved by professional bodies.

  • Students gain adequate hands-on learning and develop skills
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  • GBP 340 million investment in facilities
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