Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Nursing – Adult

Why study this pathway programme?

Professional accreditations

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult has been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and you will be able to apply for Registered Nurse Status on completion.
  • Birmingham City University is the largest trainer of undergraduate nurses in the UK* and has the UK’s only contract to train and educate the Armed Forces’ nurses, radiographers and operating department practitioners.
  • The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS) has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, in recognition of the high standard of learning and training delivered to the health sector (2019-21).
  • Four members of HELS staff have attained the title of 'Queen's Nurse', recognising a high level of commitment to patient care and community nursing practice.
  • The University was named Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year (pre-registration) in 2021.

Hospital network

Placements will be available across University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, treating more than 2.2 million people every year. The Trust is also a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions, and it is the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

Work experience

You will spend half your time each year on placement in different hospital and clinical settings, allowing you to engage continuously with practice partners and service users. As a result of this focus on employability, 99% of graduates of the School of Nursing and Midwifery are in work or further study within six months of graduation§.


While you are on campus, you will learn on the University’s recently extended £71 million City South Campus – a modern learning environment complete with a simulated operating theatre, mock hospital wards and simulation manikins, allowing you to practise your skills throughout your studies.


We offer three intakes a year – September, January and May – so you can start at the right time for you.

*Please note, this programme has a maximum number of places available.*

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree







Stage 1: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
City South, Edgbaston

Entry requirements
Academic English Language

80 UCAS points or equivalent

IELTS 6.0 (min 6.0) or equivalent

Stage 1: University Foundation


Click below for more information on each module

Semester 1

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Biology 1

  • Critical Thinking

Semester 2

  • ICT Skills

  • Biology 2

  • Composition and Style

  • Preparation for Career in Health Care

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult

Special entry requirements

  • Students must have Criminal Record Check OR a letter of good conduct from the local authorities in their home country before an unconditional offer can be issued.
  • Students must have a Mathematics qualification at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4.

*based on number of students enrolled; HESA Student Record 2019/20; © Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited
Student Nursing Times Awards
§DHLE survey, 2016/17