Brunel University
Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

How are the specific health needs of a child different to an adult? How can a child’s symptoms be understood through their behaviour and reactions? How can the whole family be supported through times of great change and stress? These are the questions you’ll be finding the answers to as a children’s nurse. Nursing infants, children and young people is challenging and rewarding. If you’re compassionate, sensitive and have quick, sound judgement then you’ll thrive in a career where you can truly make a difference to children’s lives.

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the country. As a qualified nurse you’ll be entering a highly respected profession with excellent employment prospects.

At Brunel, you’ll learn through an equal balance of theory and practice, gaining your professional experience in a variety of healthcare settings where you’ll work closely with other healthcare professionals, service users and their families.

On this programme, you’ll learn clinical and communication skills focused on paediatric nursing. Your placement opportunities will develop these skills and your understanding of caring in hospital and community settings. Brunel is a renowned research-intensive university with an established and excellent reputation in health sciences, so you’ll be learning from the best in the field. You’ll graduate ready to start shaping the future of children’s nursing.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

As a nursing student, you'll receive at least £5,000 a year which you don't need to pay back. See the UK government website for more information. Find out more:

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This programme will commence in September 2021. For more information, please click the 'Enquire now' button. We will then keep you up to date and let you know when you can apply. The programme will be open to Home applicants only for 2021 entry.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 73 graduates of Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons) at Brunel University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Adult Nursing.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
73 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26500 £26000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £29000 £19500 - £29000 £21000 - £35000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Adult Nursing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24134 £25249 £26585
25-75 percentile range £23054 - £25375 £18503 - £28665 £19480 - £31284

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Nursing (Child Health), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Nursing (Child Health) BSc (Hons) at Brunel University

83% Therapy professionals
7% Nursing Professionals
3% Caring personal services
1% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
1% Design occupations
1% Sports and fitness occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. Access subjects accepted: Health Science Health Professions Health and Social Care Health Studies Medicine Medical Science Nursing Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Science Science in Health Professions

in Health & Social Care

in Health & Social Care

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 with no less than 6.5 in Writing, 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Speaking and 7.0 in Listening.
Institution's Own Test with no less than 65% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 100 with a minimum of 20 in all subsections
PTE Academic 64 with a minimum of 58 in all sub scores

As a nursing student, you'll receive at least £5,000 a year which you don't need to pay back. See the UK government website for more information. Find out more:
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Nursing (Child Health), BSc (Hons).


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Brunel University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

Brunel University Campus
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Main Site - Kingston Lane
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