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Undergraduate adult nursing BNurs students at the University of Manchester

Nursing: Adult Nursing (BNurs)

Nursing is a rewarding career with scope to work in a range of settings and with patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Adult Nursing Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Why is this course for me?

  • We are among the top ten universities in the world for the study of nursing (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • Student-focused: each week of the course integrates theory and practice to facilitate student support and consolidation of knowledge.
  • Outstanding curriculum: we utilise a range of innovative teaching and learning methods.
  • Comprehensive support: we offer outstanding support for academic studies, in placements or personal situation.
  • Clinical specialities: some of your clinical placements will be with specialist trusts.
  • Greater opportunities: as a graduate, you'll have a choice of practising as a nurse, going into a specialist or leadership role, undertaking further study, taking up research opportunities or teaching.
  • Research: in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were rated first in the UK for our research in the category of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing ad Pharmacy.
UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
3 years
Typical A level offer
We require BBC grades (normally including at least one science: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science) and GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
We require 30 points overall including at least one science or science related subject (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) and 3 subjects at higher level each with the grade of 5.

Full entry requirements

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Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7600
How to apply

“The course taught me to be prepared, be flexible, keep my goals at the front of my mind and constantly update my skills to remain a desirable commodity in the field of nursing. The course also taught me to question and how to speak out, which I have also found necessary.”

Melanie Venables / District Nurse, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

“I have found that academic study and practical placements have both helped me to prepare for a position in theatres. The time I spent in placements taught me the foundations of nursing care and the lectures have also proven invaluable. I often use my notes to better understand what I have seen in surgery and apply my knowledge to further my nursing practice.”

Christopher Mullis / Scrub Nurse, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Course description

This course is developed in close collaboration with practice and academic staff and service users to equip you with exemplary skills and knowledge to work in modern NHS and independent sector.

Our innovative curriculum is governed by the Standards for pre-registration nursing education (NMC, 2010) and has an array of unique features.

You will be taught by the UK's leading nursing lecturers, researchers, clinicians, and other experts from the University who incorporate the very latest thinking and discoveries into the curriculum.

At the end of your three-year studies, as a sought-after graduate, you will be able to register with NMC and practise as a nurse in a wide variety of health care settings in the UK and many other parts of the world.

Your study time will be divided equally between academic and practice-based learning. You will spend half of your time studying the theoretical basis of nursing practice, including nursing research and behavioural, social and biological sciences applied to health.

The rest of your time will be dedicated to learning in practice, working alongside nurses and other professionals. 

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study at Manchester is to come and visit us on one of the University's open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be approximately £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.


Visit our  Student Finance  pages to find out about the financial support that may be available to you.