Brunel university london nursing entry requirements

Brunel university london nursing entry requirements

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

Brunel University London strongly recommends that if you will require a Tier 4 visa, you sit your IELTS test at a test centre that has been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as being a provider of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Not all test centres have this status. The University can accept IELTS (with the required scores) taken at any official test centre or other English Language qualifications we accept as meeting our main award entry requirements.

However, if you wish to undertake a Pre-sessional English course to further improve your English prior to the start of your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you hold a SELT from a UKVI approved test centre. Find out more information about it.

Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accepts a range of other language courses. We also have Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English. Find out more information about English course and test options.

Brunel university london nursing entry requirements

Entry Criteria 2017/18

  • Qualified nurse with active registration on the NMC Nursing Register part one or two.
  • Two satisfactory references of which one should be an academic reference.
  • A Diploma of Higher Education or the equivalent of 120 FHEQ Level 5 credits.
  • All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their professional readiness to undertake the programme.

Please note: This course may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. Where this is the case, students will be legally required to register with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) which is administered by the Independent Safeguarding Authority. The Independent Safeguarding Authority has recently been established as a single agency to monitor all individuals who want to work or volunteer with vulnerable people. Registration with the scheme will cost £64, as a one off payment, which will cover both the cost of registration and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. Following successful registration you will be issued with an ISA Registration Number which will stay with you for the rest of your career.

The University will send further instructions on registering with the VBS as part of the admissions process. For further guidance please email Please note that, in many cases, SCPHN students will complete this process through their employer or course sponsor, and not through the University.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


Please note: Open Days are not applicable for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) applicants who will be invited to attend for interview.

SCPHN Course Administrator

Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Health and Life Sciences
Brunel University London

Tel: +44 (0)1895 268833