B.Sc. On Campus

Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities) (Hons)

36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities) (Hons) degree course is offered at  Teesside University. As a learning disabilities nurse you can make a real difference to the lives of patients and their families. It’s a challenging and rewarding career.


You play a central role in understanding the health needs of people with learning disabilities supporting them with issues which affect their lives, their individual needs, rights and opportunities in society. You empower the person with a learning disability to have a fulfilling life, to live as independently as possible, and support their family.

You gain specialist knowledge and skills in autism, effective communication skills, and creative and solution focused problem-solving experiences. You play a key role to educate, empower and support the wider team, which may include psychiatrists, physiotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists, working alongside people with a learning disability.

You mainly visit people in their own homes, supported living and community-focused environments. You also work in respite services, inpatient settings, clinics, or in forensic hospitals supporting people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. You may assist people with a variety of learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, complex physical health and mental health needs.

Career opportunities

A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities) (Hons) course from Teesside University provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.


On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (MNC) on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Learning Disabilities Nursing). 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bio-psychosocial Approaches to Nursing Care and Decision Making
  • Bio-psychosocial Development Across the Lifespan
  • Experts by Experience the Person's Voice
  • Foundations of Nursing Proficiency: the Professional Basis of Care and Caring
  • Personal and Professional Effectiveness in Nursing Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June. 


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

GCE and VCE Advanced Level

  • 112 points from two or three A levels.
AS Level
  • These are only acceptable combined with other qualifications. One AS level can be accepted when combined with two or three A Levels to meet the 112 points required.
Access course
  • 112 UCAS points from a QAA-recognised Access course (any combination) *We can accept level 2 Access units in communication and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs.
BTEC QCF Extended Diploma
  • 112 points (DMM).
CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • 120 points (B) in health and social care.
Foundation degree
  • A pass in any subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate
  • 112 points from four or five Highers/Honours subjects.
Open University
  • 60 credits at Level 4 with the Open University or a CertHE pass in any subject.
Scottish Highers
  • 112 points from four or five Highers.
Advanced Scottish Highers
  • 112 points from three Advanced Highers.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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