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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.16k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

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    At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.

    On the BSc (Hons) in Nursing we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:

    • Lectures: introduce basic information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).
    • Practicals: where you will have opportunities to develop technical skills and apply theoretical principles to real-life or practical contexts. All nursing students have opportunities to engage in interprofessional education (IPE) activities. You will be expected to attend 100% of practical classes within the relevant nursing modules
    • E-Learning technologies: Information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree through, for example: interactive group workshops in a flexible learning space, podcasts and interactive web-based learning activities.
    • Seminars/tutorials: Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in small groups (typically 10-20 students). These provide an opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess your own progress and understanding with the support of peers. You should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.
    • Self-directed study: This is an essential part of life as a Queen’s student when important private reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and research work for assignments is carried out.
    • Work Practice placements: Students will undertake clinical placements regularly throughout the programme. This enhances the link from theory to practice in nursing and provides students with a wide variety of opportunities and experiences in all fields of nursing. It is an essential component of the programme ensuring that the student has sufficient opportunities to develop skill and competence in care provision and decision making, meeting the requirements for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2010)
    • Personal Tutor: Undergraduates are allocated a Personal Tutor during Level 1 and 2 who meets with them on several occasions during the year to support their academic development.


    Studying for a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by employers both nationally and internationally.

    The majority of our graduates pursue a career in nursing which is an interesting, rewarding and challenging career where work can be in a variety of health care settings from accident and emergency to working in patients' homes, with people of all ages and backgrounds. Nursing can also offer a diverse range of post registration opportunities to specialise in areas such as counseling; public health and health promotion; acute care, as well as education and research

    Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queen’s. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queen’s Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.

    Queen’s actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.

    Overall, these initiatives, and Degree Plus in particular, reward the energy, drive, determination and enthusiasm shown by students engaging in activities over-and-above the requirements of their academic studies. These qualities are amongst those valued highly by graduate employers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 4160 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 13380 Year (Non-EEA)

    England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500

    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    This three-year degree programme leads to the award of a BSc (Hons) in Nursing and is the first step in preparing you for an outstanding career in Nursing. The degree has specific learning outcomes that relate to the knowledge, skills and attitudes central to practice: patient/client-centred, clinically-effective, competent and safe, evidence-based, and established on caring and ethical principles.

    Students apply for a three-year programme in one of the following fields of Nursing: Adult, Children's, Learning Disability, or Mental Health.

    In each of the three years, students study two theoretical modules and complete a clinical module. For example, in Year 1 the theoretical modules are Health and Wellbeing and Professional Nursing Values. In total, 50 per cent of the programme is theoretical and based in the University and the other 50 per cent consists of practice placements based in health care settings.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7

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    This information is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates and the grades stated should be treated as a guide only as requirements can vary from year to year.
    Overall academic background will be taken into account when considering applications.
    All applicants (except Access/Foundation applicants) must normally have 5 GCSEs at grade C or better to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (ie Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Science). A GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science.
    Applicants offering Access/Foundation courses must have GCSE Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or better. Please note that NICATS Mathematics is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and a Science module in Biology, Chemistry or Physics would be accepted in lieu of GCSE Science.
    In addition to the GCSE requirements, or equivalent, applicants must offer one of the following qualifications:

    • A-level CCC including a relevant Science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics)
      BCC where a relevant Science subject is not offered.
    • BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma (18 Units) Successful completion with 4 Distinctions and 14 Merits in a relevant science based course
      Successful completion with 6 Distinctions and 12 Merits in a non-relevant course
    • Access/Foundation Course An average mark of 63% where at least half of the overall programme is in Biology and Chemistry
      An average mark of 68% is required for non-science access courses.
    • BTEC HND Successful completion with Merits or better in at least 10 of the 16 units and Passes in all other units
    • BTEC HNC Successful completion with at least 75% of the weighted value of the Units at Merit grade or better and Passes in all other units.
    • Irish Leaving Certificate B2B2CCC at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is offered (see list under A-level requirements)
      B2B2B2CC at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is not offered
      All applicants: if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade C in Mathematics and a Science subject.
      Note: Junior Certificate grades will be taken into account at shortlisting
    • Scottish Highers BBCCC where a relevant Science subject is offered (see list under A-level requirements)
      BBBCC where a relevant Science subject is not offered
      All candidates must normally have 5 Standards at grade 3 or better or 5 Intermediates at grade C or better to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
    • Graduate First Degree Pass or better

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.

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