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International: £15,650 per year
This course scored 95% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.
- Understand contemporary nursing and social work practice.
- Transform the lives of people who have learning disabilities.
- Spend 50% of your course on placement — enhancing your employability.
- Collaborate with other professional groups within health and social care.
- Gain real-world experience and sought-after credentials — qualifying as a social worker in England and a Learning Disabilities Nurse.
On this course, you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to provide exceptional care to people with learning disabilities. You’ll tailor your studies, and learn from other practitioners and students — understanding where your specialism fits into the wider sphere of healthcare. You’ll graduate with the qualifications and credentials you need to enter practice.
Watch student Jerome Norris-Uttley talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
The course is comprised of integrated health and social care modules, based around the central theme of learning disabilities which explore and develop your nursing and social work practice. There is also a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborative teaching and learning throughout the programme.
You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies to develop solutions to real world practice issues.
- practice-based learning
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- online learning
Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 50% of your course on placement. Placements are available in a wide range of environments such as health trusts, advocacy organisations, local authorities, nursing homes, specialist teams, secure environments, assessment and treatment centres and community settings.
The range of placement opportunities is very diverse and reflects rapidly changing health and social care landscapes. This culminates with a 20 week integrated placement in your third year, where you take on your own caseload of patients or service users, preparing you for your future career.
During placement you will be supported by practice based and education based staff to guide and support you.
In order to support you to become lifelong independent learners, we keep you informed about local and national study days, conferences and programmes which are available to nursing and social work students, including Mencap-Treat Me Well and Positive Choices.
We have excellent relationships with service users and practice partners who support and inform teaching on the course. You will also have a broad range of multi disciplinary learning experiences which will support you to develop a diverse network of collaborative support.
In your second year you have an opportunity to undertake an elective placement exploring the national and global contexts of learning disability nursing and social work.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- learning disability nursing and social work
- teaching and academia
- senior management in health and social care
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- local authorities
- private and voluntary sector health and social care organisations
- higher education institutes
- prison services
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK.
This course was approved by the previous social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. From 2 December 2019, responsibility for the approval of courses transferred to Social Work England. This course remains approved by Social Work England. This means that people qualifying from this course can apply to become a registered social worker.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- clinical skills suites
- a moot court
- simulated community environments
- technology enhanced learning tools
- simulation equipment
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
120 UCAS points including 96 UCAS points from 2 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma needs 45 credits at level three from a health studies, health science, nursing or another science based QAA-recognised Access to HE course. AS levels are not accepted. EPQ is not accepted.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Law And Policy: Nursing And Social Work||Credits: 20||
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Preparing For Nursing And Social Work Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Sciences And Theory Across The Life Course: Nursing And Social Work 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40||
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Nursing And Social Work Practice 1: Working With Children, Adults And Families||Credits: 40||
|Module: Sciences And Theory Across The Life Course:Nursing And Social Work 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Nursing And Social Work Practice 2||Credits: 40|
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Theory/Practice Hours - Nursing And Midwifery||Credits: -|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.
Health and social care funding
Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)
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