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Nursing (Adult) – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

BSc (Hons)


Typical offer for 2021


UCAS code

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I was a community carer for 8 years prior to starting my nursing degree. I loved it, but it was not challenging enough so that is why I progressed into Nursing Gail Kilburn BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

BBC, to include at least two full A levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language or English Literature and Mathematics. Level 2 equivalents are accepted.

Level 2 equivalents are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

We accept NVQ Level 3 in any subject – you must currently be working in a health environment as a healthcare assistant, support worker or carer with 2 years’ work experience.

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to a satisfactory occupational health screening, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and a satisfactory reference.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements

Minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (no sub-test lower than 7.0).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Advanced entry

If you are currently studying at another university and would like to transfer to the University of Bradford, this course accepts students into the second year. This is called advanced entry

Applications for advanced entry will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must include an official transcript (not a screenshot of a portal), all module descriptors, and relevant qualifications. Module descriptors must include learning outcomes.

Applications must be submitted through UCAS and the required documents emailed along with your UCAS Personal ID no later than 31 August prior to the course starting in September. Relevant documents should be emailed to


50% of the programme will be clinically based, and all placements will be within Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Clinical placements will be 9-10 weeks in length, and you will have the opportunity to experience placements in medical and surgical wards and in the community during the three years of your course. You will work with a named qualified mentor and co-mentor throughout your placement.

Your mentor will support you in meeting your learning needs; you'll have three interviews with your mentor whilst on placement.

The first interview will involve you both agreeing what you need to achieve whilst on the placement using your electronic practice assessment document (EPAD) and your Ongoing Record of Skills and Achievement Log (ORSAL). Together you will plan alternative areas that are available for you to visit to enhance your leaning.

The second interview will be to review your progress and ensure you are on track to meet your agreed objectives and the third interview will be to ensure your learning objectives have been met.

You will also have access to the Practice Learning Facilitators (PLFs) within the Trust. Their role is to ensure you experience the highest quality placements and are there to support and answer any queries you may have about your placements. The PLF team will deliver specific training days throughout your training and you will meet them during your Induction when you come out for your first placement. You can contact the PLFs via email.

A map showing the 3 hospitals where the Dewsbury Adult Nursing course can take place in the Dewsbury region

Learning and assessment

There is a structured approach to teaching which will start with key reading, and or a directed activity, followed by a keynote lecture either as a cohort or collaborative field groups, this is consolidated by more directed activities for example group work, clinical case studies, simulated practice, elements of team and problem based learning, tutorials, debates and discussions.

Assessment methods used include essays, case studies, reports, workbooks, communications exercise, written and clinical examinations and portfolios. Practice experience is continuously assessed with a mid-placement formal formative assessment and a formal summative assessment.


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The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals & University of Bradford School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership is located within a working NHS hospital.

This enables our students to integrate with Trust colleagues and feel grounded in the caring environment throughout their learning and professional development.

The School at the Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury District Hospital has purpose-designed facilities for our students, which enable an exciting range of teaching and learning opportunities to be provided.

The facilities reflect the varied learning and teaching methods used, including:

  • A lecture theatre with the capacity to seat 80 people

  • A brand new team based learning suite, with state-of-the-art technology to enable our students to engage in learning through problem solving and reflection, both individually and in teams

  • Two dedicated seminar rooms for focused, interactive learning activities

  • A bespoke Clinical Skills Suite and Laboratory, with clinical equipment, beds and manikins. We use these facilities to help our students become competent in clinical nursing practice through simulation and practical skills training

  • Communal areas that give our students the opportunity to socialise and meet other health care professionals who use the other facilities in the Oakwell Centre
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.