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Nursing Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
The B.S. in Nursing Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons) at University of Huddersfield provides the opportunity for qualified nurses to undertake a top-up degree through distance learning. 
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The Nursing Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons) program offered by University of Huddersfield aims to prepare you for the next stage in your career and helps you to develop the academic skills required to enhance your practice, as well as implement changes.  You will undertake exercises where you will engage with online materials and reflect on your understanding.

This course was designed and validated in conjunction with local employers and provides the opportunity for nurses to gain a post registration degree related to their own professional area. The course incorporates modules that will challenge your understanding of nursing practice. Our graduates have found the course to be very beneficial to their careers, although some had worked in the area for many years, this enabled them to gain a new perspective on their role.

As this course is distance learning you are not required to attend the University and can study at a time that meets your own personal and professional commitments.

You will have the opportunity to relate your studies to your own clinical practice. This involves exploring and reflecting upon a range of ideas within healthcare practice, helping you to develop the knowledge required to provide complex care.


In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) amended its required minimum outcome for pre-registration nurse education to degree-level study. As a result, employers will increasingly require their nurses from Band five upwards to hold a degree qualification as a minimum. This course enables qualified practitioners to top-up their qualification to degree level and maximise their opportunities for career progression.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing an Understanding of Research Processes and Methods (Distance Learning) 
  • Advancing Nursing Practice (Distance Learning)
  •  Leadership and Management in Health Professional Practice (Distance Learning)
  •  Research-Based Project (Distance Learning)

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

Apply through UCAS

  • You must possess a Nursing Studies Diploma of Higher Education or an equivalent qualification and current NMC registration.
  • Have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and the ability to access and use online study guidance and support as this course is delivered through distance learning.
  • You must be employed in a nursing role suitable to be able to complete the course.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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