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B.Sc. Online

Nursing Studies Top-up (Hons) (Online)

University of Derby

12 months
5040 GBP/year
5040 GBP/year
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Top up your Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Nursing to a full degree in 1-2 years of online study, or just study parts of this Nursing Studies Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby for your CPD. It’s accredited by the RCN and has been designed by experienced professionals and international experts.

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The practical application of this online course allows you to develop transferable skills effectively that can be applied directly within your care setting. 

Through studying this course you will be able to: demonstrate a critical, evidence based approach to practice; be motivated towards continuous and progressive learning, become a lifelong learner who can evaluate the teaching and support of colleagues in clinical practice; demonstrate critical competence in clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development.


During Nursing Studies Top-up (Hons) (Online) course from University of Derby  You'll gain organisational and management skills that will enhance your clinical practice, nursing management or research, enhancing your competency in your role. This places you at the heart of health and social care, enabling you to assess, diagnose and treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Once you’ve gained your BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies degree you can progress to a Masters level qualifications such as our MSc Advanced Practice, available to study on campus at Derby, which may open up further developmental opportunities, eg research in nursing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Studies
  • Advanced Concepts in Palliative Care
  • Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management
  • Care of the Surgical Patient
  • Diabetes: A Contemporary Approach
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies (any nursing discipline)
  • to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or international equivalent
  • to be working in a relevant Nursing arena, eg community, acute sectors, public or private health and social care settings

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5040 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5040 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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