Teesside University
Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons)
Teesside University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

September and January intakes.

Course overview: Children's nursing involves the care of children, young people and their families in health and illness, recognising that children are unique individuals with specific needs. This child nursing degree course at Teesside University equips you with the special knowledge and skills required to form a successful career in paediatric care.

This course focuses on the development of specific knowledge and skills required to care for children, young people and their families in a variety of diverse acute and community settings. As a children's nurse you become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team providing the expertise which underpins health care for a child at any age or development stage. Through the development of clinical skills, decision-making and interpersonal skills you ultimately demonstrate the ability to lead and manage the care of children young people and their families. To be a children’s nurse and to share the child and family healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege requiring sensitivity and compassion. The public places high expectations and levels of trust upon nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore, to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.

50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice). Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota and work weekends and undertake night duties. The range of placements provide diverse and rewarding learning experiences. Placements may not be near to your home or within your local trust. You are expected to travel to different areas. The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.

After the course: A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 42 graduates of Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons) at Teesside University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Adult Nursing.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
42 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons) at Teesside University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Nursing Studies (Child) 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 £25000 £25500 £28000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £18000 - £27500 £19500 - £31500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Adult Nursing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25030 £25740 £27715
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25148 £19213 - £29469 £20717 - £32585

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Nursing Studies (Child), 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 Studies (Child) BSc (Hons) at Teesside University

100% Nursing Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on assessment methods.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from two or three A levels or equivalent.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (standard grade 1 or 2, or Intermediate grade C or above).

QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma including a minimum of 27 level 3 credits at merit. We can accept level 2 Access units in communication and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (or standard grade 1 or 2, or intermediate grade C or above).

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points (grade DMM).

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish Highers/Honours subjects.

Successful interview, completed work-based risk assessment, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references required. Visit Teesside University's course page for detailed shortlisting and interview criteria.

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 Studies (Child), BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £13000 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.

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 Teesside University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Teesside University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #38 
    • #47 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Teesside University

What students say about studying Adult Nursing in the UK?

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About Teesside University

Founded in 1929, Teesside University is located in the large town of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. Teeside invests significantly in research, and in its themed research centres for: Sustainable Engineering, Social Innovation, Biosciences, Public Health, Digital Innovation, Rehabilitation, Applied Psychological Science and Culture and Creativity. For students who are keen on sports, there is also a wide variety of modern installations to satisfy your exercise needs.

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Where is this programme taught

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