Bangor University Nursing
The course is appropriate for careers working with people of all ages facing physical and mental health challenges or living with learning disabilities who need professional nursing care. Nursing offers a range of interesting and rewarding careers in healthcare. Advice on entry requirements and careers can be found here.
The taught elements of this course can be delivered at both the Bangor & Wrexham Archimedes Centre campuses so students can choose which location they wish to apply for.
This course can accept self-funded overseas applicants with an IELTS of at least 7.0.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
The taught elements of this course are held at both the Bangor & Wrexham Archimedes Centre campuses. Students can choose which location they wish to apply for.
- 100% of graduates of all four Nursing degrees are in a professional/managerial position after 6 months (Uni Stats Key Information Set).
- Nursing has regularly ranked highly in the annual National Student Survey. In NSS 2016 Adult Nursing achieved 83% for overall student satisfaction and was ranked particularly highly for Improving Communication Skills (95%)
- Ranked 3rd in the UK (No.1 in Wales) for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2017.
- Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields, and work in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to ensure our students’ learning is of the highest quality.
- Our Pre-Registration Nursing degree leads to both an academic award and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), ultimately allowing you to practice within the nursing profession.
- We are leading research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.
- We can help you realise your potential and have an enthusiastic team to help you realise your aspirations.
- The School undertakes Healthcare and Medically related research that has had impact across the NHS and beyond – see the news section for some recent examples.
- 95% of health research at Bangor University was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014.
- All applicants to the BN Degree must satisfy a range of entry criteria – consult the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education or contact admissions.health@ bangor.ac.uk for further advice/information. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake a criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. All applicants must meet the NMC entry requirements for literacy and numeracy. This would normally be demonstrated through having achieved GCSE Mathematics and Welsh or English (minimum grades A to C) or the equivalent in numeracy and communication Key Skills, level 3.
- International applicants must achieve an IELTS examination score of 7.0 on all test scores as required by the NMC.
The entry requirements below outline the minimum educational requirements. Applicants will be expected to attend for an interview if selected, and undergo further screening for entry into nursing. See below for details.
Typical Academic Requirements
- For September 2016 / March 2017 entry: 300 tariff points required from a level 3 qualification* which must include at least 2 A2 at BB or 2 A levels at BB plus the Welsh Baccalaureate at grade B.
- For September 2017 entry the UCAS tariff will be changing: 120 tariff points required from a level 3 qualification*(these include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com).
- We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).
- Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level.
Good Health and Good Character
All students applying for the Bachelor of Nursing programme must meet the following criteria for good health and good character during the admission process (see NMC guidance here):
- Good health will be assessed through health screening including, for example, your immunisation history, as a condition of acceptance onto the course.
- You will be asked to provide a reference included in your UCAS application and we also ask for a Caring Reference in accordance with the Welsh Chief Nursing Officer initiative. This should be from an employer or manager form any caring experience you have gained in either a voluntary or paid capacity. If in employment, we will need a reference from your current employer with a full employment history.
- Criminal record check – you must indicate correctly on your UCAS form any cautions, convictions, reprimands or warnings as these are not regarded as spent when applying for a health related course. Information about cautions, convictions, reprimands or warnings will be requested with your application which will include a self- declaration form. A condition of any offer of a place on the programme will be provision by the candidate and clearance of a full enhanced criminal record check (or EU or international equivalent).
General University entry requirements
Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.
For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.
Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:
Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.
International students entry requirements
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
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Email to International Education Office: email@example.com or write to
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