Nursing and Midwifery

Utilise state-of-the-art simulation facilities. Undertake practical placements in hospital and community settings. Collaborate in an interprofessional learning capacity with other healthcare courses. Be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse.

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Courses we offer

Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to support and care for patients and make a real difference to people’s lives. Nursing and Midwifery are rewarding and challenging careers – start yours at Sunderland with one of our partner NHS Trusts, or develop your existing Nursing and Midwifery skills with our top-up and postgraduate courses. Take a look below to find the right course for you.

Undergraduate courses

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). Learn from an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals and undertake NHS Trust clinical placements . 

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice

This course has a focus on mental health within maternity and the role of the midwife in supporting women and families with mental health issues. Clinical placements will make up 50% of your time on this course. On successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Midwife.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing Practice

This course will lead to registration as a qualified nurse in the care of those with learning disabilities, in which there is a lack of experienced and effective practitioners.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice

This course will lead to registration as a qualified nurse in mental health. It is a dynamic programme and responsive to the UK Government’s initiative on meeting the public’s mental health needs.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice

Our BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People's Nursing Practice will see you learn from an enthusiastic team of skilled professionals at the University and on successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Children). Undertake NHS Trust clinical placements in local healthcare Trusts, which includes the high quality regional services of The Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.

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BSc (Hons) Nursing 1 Year Top-Up
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up)

Improve your current Nursing qualification. Enhance your career prospects. Top-up your current diploma to an honours degree in only one year. Join many of our graduates who have gone on to secure senior positions in nursing.

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Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) via Study Centres

'Top-up' your registered nursing qualification to a full honours degree in one year. This course places a strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice. Degree qualifications are becoming increasingly vital for moving up to senior positions and our graduates have a strong record of career progression.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)

The 100% online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up has been specifically designed for ambitious registered nurses who want to top up their existing academic qualification to a BSc with Honours degree, unlocking progression into more senior roles and higher pay bands.

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Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Blended)

The course has been designed for individuals who want to launch a rewarding career in nursing and make a real difference to people’s lives, every day. You will learn the knowledge and skills required of a Registered Nurse, and your learning will be directly aligned with the needs of the NHS and other health care employers.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Nursing

Higher qualifications are required for promotion in the nursing profession. Take on roles like nurse team manager and nurse consultant by earning this degree. Continue your professional development and make a significant contribution to people’s health and wellbeing. Based on the NHS Leadership Framework, you’ll learn to manage people, work within teams, make decisions, evaluate impact and facilitate transformation.

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Full-time

MNurse (Adult)

On successful completion of this MNurse course, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). The course meets Nursing and Midwifery Standards and will be delivered 50/50 between theory and clinical practice. It has been developed with a blended learning curriculum which will enable you to study at home as well as on campus and on placement.   

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Part-time

PGCE Health Professions

Health Professions education involves the design of learning which meet the needs of a diverse range of learners with different needs and learning preferences. This PGCE Health Professions course is aimed at academic staff and can lead to roles in higher education institutions or clinical teaching roles in the public and private sector. On completion of the course, you'll have developed your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and will be able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences.

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Part-time

Master of Education (Health Professions)

This Master of Education (Health Professions Education) course enables you to study a wide range of topics relevant to educating tomorrow’s health professionals. The course provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering both teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design. On completion of this course, you can expect to find employment at higher education institutions, or clinical teaching roles within the public and private sector (subject to meeting the role specification requirements).

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Part-time

MSc Nursing Studies

The 100% online MSc Nursing Studies has been designed to equip ambitious healthcare practitioners in the UK and across the world with the knowledge, skills and network to succeed in senior Nursing, midwifery and healthcare roles and to advance to higher pay bands, or develop greater depth and understanding within their current roles and scope of practice.

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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Research courses

Partner Centres

nursing
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) via Study Centres

'Top-up' your registered nursing qualification to a full honours degree in one year. This course places a strong emphasis on relating nursing theory to clinical practice. Degree qualifications are becoming increasingly vital for moving up to senior positions and our graduates have a strong record of career progression.

Find out more about Nursing (Top-Up) via Study Centres

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Part-time

MSc Nursing Studies

The 100% online MSc Nursing Studies has been designed to equip ambitious healthcare practitioners in the UK and across the world with the knowledge, skills and network to succeed in senior Nursing, midwifery and healthcare roles and to advance to higher pay bands, or develop greater depth and understanding within their current roles and scope of practice.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)

The 100% online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies Top-Up has been specifically designed for ambitious registered nurses who want to top up their existing academic qualification to a BSc with Honours degree, unlocking progression into more senior roles and higher pay bands.

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Nursing students in the mock hospital ward
Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Blended)

The course has been designed for individuals who want to launch a rewarding career in nursing and make a real difference to people’s lives, every day. You will learn the knowledge and skills required of a Registered Nurse, and your learning will be directly aligned with the needs of the NHS and other health care employers.

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First-class facilities and work-based placements

A degree in Nursing or Midwifery is ideal if you have a genuine interest in a caring profession, improving the lives of patients. The integration of theory and practice is at the centre of our Nursing and Midwifery courses. Learning is underpinned by evidence-based practice promoting high quality, compassionate and patient centred health care provision. You will be supported to relate nursing theory to clinical practice, demonstrating your competence in clinical nursing.

You'll also get the chance to benefit from the University’s purpose-built research and teaching facilities in the Living Lab and Helen McArdle House, which has recently undergone investment to bring you state-of-the-art facilities.

During your placements, you will be expected to undertake shift-work in which you will be assigned a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor who will directly supervise you as well as acting as a means of support and guidance. A Clinical Link Tutor from the University will also support you during your practice placements.

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NHS Learning Support Fund

The government has announced it will provide additional funding from the NHS Learning Support Fund. This will support home students starting Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Children's Nursing, Midwifery and MNurse courses.

The new package includes:

  • training grant of £5,000 per year (for new and continuing students)
  • parental support payment of £2,000 per student per year to help with childcare costs
  • specialist subject payment of £1,000 per year for students on mental health and learning disability nursing degrees (for new students only)
  • a regional incentive payment of £1,000 per year for students studying in certain regions of the country (further details will be announced in due course) (for new students only)
  • help towards additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over your normal daily travel costs
  • an exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year 


This is provided by The NHS Business Services Authority – for more information, please visit their website.

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