Nursing Studies | Top-up - BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies at Keele offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to enhance their clinical expertise and academic achievements. We provide five distinctive clinical pathway options in: Generic, Contemporary Rheumatology, Critical Care, Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing, and Neonatal.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours

Duration of study

  • 1 to 5 years

Why study Nursing Studies | Top-up at Keele University?

Top 20 for Nursing & Midwifery (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Benefit from our specialist Health Library at the Clinical Education Centre
Top 20 for Nursing & Midwifery (Complete University Guide, 2023)
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Teaching Excellence Framework GOLD

Keele TEF Gold 2023

Keele University has been awarded the highest rating of gold in the teaching excellence framework (TEF), 2023. The TEF assessment identifies excellence in the educational experience and outcomes of our students, focusing on all undergraduate courses and students.

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Nurses at the Clinical Education Centre

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Additional information

Entry requirements

  • Current registration with a relevant regulatory body
  • Working in practice where pathway specific care is delivered
  • Hold a Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject or equivalent
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning considered
  • International candidates should have an English Language qualification in written and spoken English. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum 600 score or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7 score.
  • International candidates who meet residency/academic requirements of UK students but whose first language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of 7.
  • Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

English language requirements

All of our courses require an English language qualification or test. For most students, this requirement can be met with a 4 or C in GCSE English. Please see our English Language guidance pages for further details, including English language test information for international students. For those students who require an English language test, this course requires a test from .

Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer which would be made to candidates, along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate's application.

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Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

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Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.