Why study nursing?
Help a diverse range of patients in a field with lots of scope for specialisms.
Nursing is a rewarding and varied field where you will care for patients with a wide range of needs.
Whether you want to work in adult, child or mental healthcare, becoming a nurse entails both theoretical and practical learning through a degree course. Study nursing at Manchester and you'll be taught by experienced health professionals who have worked across a host of healthcare settings.
A range of support is available for both the academic and practice learning components of our nursing courses. You'll come away from Manchester with a degree that will prepare you for nursing work in a variety of locations and specialist areas.
Nursing at Manchester
A wealth of training opportunities in an exciting city
Manchester is an attractive location for students training to be a nurse.
With a wealth of specialist hospitals and other healthcare settings around Greater Manchester and the sheer variety of attractions, restaurants, bars and cultural activities in the city itself, Manchester is the perfect base for nursing students.
Adult, nursing and mental health nursing degrees at The University of Manchester benefit from extensive placement opportunities and the teaching and research expertise of health professionals who care for a diverse patient population.
Study nursing at Manchester and you'll gain the perfect balance of academic and practical learning alongside comprehensive support and the opportunity to learn alongside students training in other fields of healthcare.
Our nursing degrees meet the requirements for you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on graduation.
From our students
Making a difference after my nursing degree
Adam talks about life as a nurse after graduating from the BNurs Adult Nursing course at Manchester.
Learning to be a nurse
Teaching on the course
As a nursing student at Manchester, your learning time will be equally split between theory and practice.
You'll attend lectures and other sessions on campus, then you'll learn how to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, whether it's at a hospital, community clinic or another healthcare environment.
Learning in this way will help you to develop into the best nurse you can possibly be.
Our nursing courses will enable you to get hands-on clinical experience in a range of hospitals and community and settings.
You'll be supported by your practice supervisor and receive feedback on your work while on placement.
Learn more about nursing practice learning.
As a nursing student, you'll be able to access on-campus facilities including the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre for developing practical skills, as well as the University's library and computer services.
Learn more about our facilities.
Our supportive community will enable you to make the most of your course and help you during your time here, including:
- peer-assisted study sessions with a student from the year above to help you learn outside of lectures;
- a personal peer mentor in your first year who is a student from a higher year who will help you navigate life on your course;
- a practice placement mentor to enable you to develop your skills as best you can;
- student societies for nursing, living at home, mature students and carers.
Learn more about student support.
Making an application
In the Biosciences section
There's more to discover about becoming an undergraduate on our Faculty and main University websites. Here are some links to get you started.