Why study this course?

Passionate about helping people? This adult nursing degree will provide compassionate individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to start a rewarding career caring for those in need. 

Your time on this adult nursing degree will cover theoretical, practical and clinical learning experiences and assessments. As part of your academic studies, we’ll introduce you to the most up-to-date nursing, public health and biomedical science research. You’ll also learn about working within a community healthcare team and develop the leadership skills needed to help you evaluate and provide expert care and progress through your career as a nurse.

More about this course

As an adult nurse, you’ll play a crucial role in providing care to people in the immediate London community and beyond.

During this course you’ll cover a wide range of topics and learn about the physiology of the human body in health and disease across a lifetime, enabling you to provide effective care through evidence-based treatment. You’ll study psychological and sociological topics that will give you a comprehensive understanding of the effects of society and lifestyle on health and mental health, as well as the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles to stay fit, well and able. Pharmacology is another key aspect of the course, enabling you to develop your knowledge around how medications are used to treat disease, as well as the principles of nurse prescribing. You'll learn a wide range of clinical skills required to take care of adults with acute, short and long term conditions effectively.

When you study this Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) at London Met, you can expect to:

  • learn through theoretical sessions, group work, role play and practical sessions
  • have access to impressive facilities including our state-of-the-art nursing simulation suite due to launch in 2023, therapy rooms and science laboratories
  • stay up to date with the latest health technology, reflecting the changing landscape of nursing practice
  • be taught and supported by our committed and experienced teaching staff who are actively involved in nursing practice and research
  • gain practical nursing experience through 2,300 hours of full-time clinical work placements and practice simulation during the course
  • translate your academic learning into practice in a range of primary care, hospital, independent, voluntary, charitable and private care settings

At London Met, we’re committed to giving back to our community and embedding social justice into our curriculum. This means you’ll experience local initiatives that strengthen community health provision and relationships, such as London Met’s Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit, and take part in our range of in-house clinic activity.

We’ve designed this adult nursing course with your career prospects in mind. You’ll work alongside and be assessed by registered nurses and members of allied health professions, ensuring you're able to provide safe, effective and interdisciplinary care during your studies and into your nursing career.


You’ll be assessed through a range of different assessment methods, such as skills assessment in real-time and simulated practice settings, oral seminars, poster presentations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen examinations, in-class tests, literature reviews and essays.

Professional accreditation

This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code L592
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BCC in A levels (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification).
  • five GCSEs at grade 4/C to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent Level 2 functional Maths and English/communication), and preferably a science subject.
  • five days or more of recent (within the last two years) work experience in a care environment would be desirable.
  • an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the Adults' and Children's Workforce.
  • clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service.

All applicants will be required to pass an interview. The applicant will need to demonstrate values that promote compassion, dignity and respect.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Module details to be agreed

Where this course can take you

This Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) course offers excellent opportunities to join the nursing workforce in London and beyond as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This course will open doors to work across primary, secondary and tertiary (social) care, in a range of NHS, private, independent, voluntary sectors, or to undertake further study or research.

Additional costs 

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.