Want to learn how to become a caregiver to those with learning disabilities? Led by our supportive and specialist course team, our BSc (Hons) Nursing – Learning Disability degree will help equip you with the key knowledge and skills to prepare you for a rewarding career in this field.
During the course you will be able to experience clinical practice through a range of learning placement opportunities across the health and social care sector whilst also completing NMC proficiencies.
Remaining academic study is taught through generic and field specific lecturers, modules, seminars and simulation. This combination will enrich your learning across different fields of nursing (adult, child and mental health) as well as help develop your core knowledge in the Learning Disability Nursing field.
Successful students will graduate at the end of the course with a NMC Registration and will be qualified to deliver a wide range of clinical and care skills, underpinned by contemporary evidence and the appropriate values and behaviours.
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UCAS CODE: B771
The curriculum for this course has been designed to embrace an individual and team approach to education, drawing on a range of practice placement opportunities and academic study delivered in small seminar groups allowing you a more personal student journey.
You will have access to a range of resources, from a state-of-the-art simulation suite situated at the Uxbridge campus, to the library, online resources, and guest speakers, educators and practitioners.
You will be assessed through a number of means including:
- clinical practice assessments
- written assignments
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112 - 136 points.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Foundations of nursing and evidence based healthcare
- Health and Social Care in a Contemporary World
- The Fundamentals of Learning Disabilities Nursing Practice
Year 2 Modules
- Approaches to Research; methods, appraisal and application
- Public Health in Action
- Developing Learning Disabilities Nursing Practice
Year 3 Modules
- Innovations in Evidence-Based Nursing
- Leading and Co-ordinating Care
- Leading Complex Care In Learning Disabilities Nursing Practice
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks