To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience a 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language.
A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience.
Applications may be considered from candidates with Bachelors degrees in other disciplines if they have significantly more direct health care experience.
There may be the opportunity for candidates who have some, but not sufficient, practice experience to be offered further practice experience prior to the course start. This would be on the basis of paid employment as a health care assistant with one of our placement providers.
IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK
IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
All candidates will be required to attend a selection event and pass tests in numeracy and literacy
Submission of an extended CV which demonstrates your academic achievement and graduate transferrable skills, your health care related achievement and your commitment to the profession of nursing, aligned to the course learning outcomes specified.
Undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to enrolment. You must declare any criminal convictions, cautions and bindings over, including those considered spent during the admissions process. Criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent acceptance on the course, but some may be regarded by an employer or professional body as excluding you from practice. Where you have any criminal convictions, cautions and/or bindings over, your application will be considered by the DBS panel within the University, which you will be asked to attend, where a decision will be made regarding your entry to the course. Applicants need to be aware that any criminal conviction for driving may affect future employment or affect the candidates ability to gain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Undergo health screening to assess fitness to join the course. Students must also complete an approved course of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health. Health screening and immunisation are provided by the University, through the Occupational Health provider. It is the students responsibility to inform the course coordinator of any change of circumstances in their health once they have registered.
The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years. You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse. NHS Constitution:
The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism".
Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process.