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Nursing (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Nursing demands compassion and skill and this course will fully equip you to give exceptional care. With this highly ranked degree BSc Nursing (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University you will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and practise as a nurse.
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As a nurse, you will be at the forefront of healthcare meeting a broad range of people who truly need your expertise and empathy. Nurses are involved in promoting health and preventing illness in addition to caring for sick and dying people. 

This can take place in a variety of environments which include health centres, homes and homely settings and hospitals. A career in nursing can take you into leadership and management, education, research both at home and overseas. Wherever you choose to specialise in future, as a nurse you will be an advocate for the people in your care. You will make a difference.The BSc Nursing (Hons) course is offered at the Queen Margaret University.

Why QMU?

  • Your theoretical learning will be complemented by practical experience gained in a variety of clinical settings, and practice in our purpose-built Clinical Simulation Suite on campus.
  • Small classes mean you’ll benefit more personal support from our highly experienced programme team.
  • We are ranked 3rd in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Nursing in the Guardian University League Table 2019.


This programme will give you the confidence and expertise you need to succeed in the field of nursing that you choose. Your professional prospects will be excellent. Our graduates are now working in acute medical and surgical areas, oncology, haematology, critical care, research, care of older people and rehabilitation, both in the UK and overseas. 

Many have moved outside the traditional idea of a uniformed nurse in a hospital to forge careers in the community, the forces and post-graduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Caring in Professional Contexts
  • Introduction to Academic Enquiry
  • Skills and Practice
  • Applied Science
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Learning to Assess and Care for Ill Adults
  • Caring For The Adult With Complex Healthcare Needs
  • Applied Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBBB
  • A Level: BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points
  • Required Subjects: All combinations of qualifications must include Biology or Human Biology at Higher or A Level (Chemistry, Physics may also be considered) and either English, or a suitably discursive subject such as Philosophy, History, Modern Studies or Religious and Moral Education. You should also have Maths and English at Intermediate 2 (B) or National 5 (B) if not studied at Higher level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK (FT)+: £9250


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