Queen's University of Belfast
Professional Nursing (Children and Young People's) (September) BSc (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 25 graduates of Professional Nursing (Children and Young People's) (September) BSc (Hons) and other courses in Children's Nursing at Queen's University of Belfast for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Children's Nursing.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
25 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Nursing and Midwifery

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25012 £25740 £27715
25-75 percentile range £24977 - £26582 £19213 - £29469 £20717 - £32585

Course Description

This three-year degree programme integrates theory and practice, preparing our students to be world-class practitioners. Students will spend 50 per cent of their time in class learning the latest nursing theory and clinical skills, and 50 per cent of their time with one of our internationally-recognised training partners in a wide variety of clinical and community settings throughout Northern Ireland. Our highly-trained lecturing staff are actively engaged in areas of speciality practice, and our personal tutor system for student support is very well regarded. There are also opportunities for elective placements with one of our international partners in the final year of study.

NB: Are you a graduate domiciled in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland? Have you considered applying for the MSc Professional Nursing programme? The programme is only open to graduate applicants and takes two years to complete instead of the more familiar three year undergraduate route. This programme is fully funded by the Department of Health for Home students, including full fees and a bursary. It is the only pre-registration Nursing Masters programme offered on the island of Ireland.

uk/courses and search for Nursing and tick the Postgraduate Taught box under Level of Study.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Professional Nursing (Children and Young People's) (September) BSc (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

96% Teaching Professionals
2% Media Professionals
0% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Children's Nursing

Qualification requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

GCSE Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or better. Scottish National 5 Mathematics and a Science subject at grade C or better.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/

GB students (England, Scotland, Wales) are not entitled to a commissioned place with associated funding (tuition fees, and maintenance allowance from the NI Department of Health) and a decision as to whether or not we can admit GB students with funding from the Student Loans Company has not yet been decided. Clarification on this position is currently being sought and further information will be available in due course.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Professional Nursing (Children and Young People's) (September), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Professional Nursing (Children and Young People's) (September) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £20800 year 1
International £20800 year 1

Additional fee information

  • NI and ROI students - No fee for commissioned students / £7,800 for non-commissioned students.

All students entering this programme are required to undergo an enhanced disclosure check with Access NI which costs approximately £33.

In Year 1 students must buy a uniform from a QUB-selected uniform supplier (approximate cost £190), and a name badge (approximate cost £10).

All students on this programme will undertake clinical placements, which can be anywhere in Northern Ireland. Students are responsible for funding travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. These costs vary depending on the location and duration of the placements. Some reimbursement may be available for funded students.

Students may wish to buy a Fob Watch or Pinard Horn, approximate cost £15.

Non-funded students pay a placement charge which is for facilitating the clinical placement. It is collected by the Student Finance Office and is passed on to our placement provider partners. The cost for 2024-25 is £4,500 per year. This charge will be owed for each academic year a placement has commenced. Students who require a temporary withdrawal from their programme during an academic year will still be liable for this charge each year, regardless of the duration completed.

Please note that students on an NHS funded place cannot apply for loan funding from Student Finance NI.


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, 2025

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

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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