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Nursing Studies (Learning Disability), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Learning Disability nursing involves working in partnership with individuals and families to improve autonomy, promote health and support inclusion. This includes making a real contribution towards enhancing behaviours and lifestyles that help achieve the best health outcomes.

You will explore key themes within contemporary learning disability practice including meeting health needs, community engagement, person centred planning, inclusion and integration, addressing health inequalities, legislation, forensic practice, care planning and assessment, evidence-based practice, research methods and appraisal. 

You will undertake a variety of practice learning experiences within a variety of health and social care settings at this Nursing Studies (Learning Disability) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University .

Your career

On successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 

There are a wide range of employment opportunities in both NHS and third sector services, e.g. assessment and treatment units, community learning disability teams, hospital liaison services, forensic services, child and adolescent mental health service, and other specialist services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Values and Rights based Nursing practice

  • Health Improvement

  • Contemporary Health Care Delivery

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

  • Working in interprofessional teams

  • Promoting personal outcomes for people with learning disabilities

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

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBC including English plus Nat 5 Maths at C

  • A level: BC plus GCSE English language and Maths at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H3 H3 H3 including English plus Ordinary Level Maths at 02
  • IB Diploma: 24 points to include Maths and English
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma MMP plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4
  • SWAP: Access to Nursing. Other Access courses will be considered on an individual basis.
  • College HNC: Care and Administrative Practice with Essential Skills for Care Practice. Most HNCs considered but must have literacy and numeracy equivalent to SG2/Nat5 C. HNC Applied Science is considered with Stats for Science Unit instead of Nat 5 Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK: £9250 

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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