Nursing (Pre-Registration) Learning Disability (Blended Learning)
University of Huddersfield
Key Course Facts
PLEASE NOTE - To apply for the January 2023 intake of this course, please select ‘deferred entry start date’ in Apply 2022
This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's. This innovative blended learning nursing Master’s is designed to provide a great foundation for your future career as a learning disability nurse. It provides the opportunity for you to study in a flexible way, that fits around work and life, whilst assisting you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential.
This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and has strong partnerships with NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations.
You will be supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse and will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.
You will practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career.
You will learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
You will have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
This course uses mainly digital technologies and includes practical hands-on experience. Although the theoretical component is predominantly delivered online, you will attend the campus in Huddersfield (or similar venue close to your home) for a maximum total of four one-week blocks for simulation and skills training. You will do this in each year of the course, providing the opportunity for you to practise skills in a safe and controlled environment. You will also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home.
Learning disability nursing is an exciting and rewarding career where you can support people from a range of backgrounds to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Learning disability nurses provide hands on care, as well as emotional and educational support in order to promote an individual’s independence. They work in people’s homes, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services to empower individuals to achieve their potential and have more choice and control over their lives. Working in partnership with the individual and their families, learning disability nurses work independently and with other professionals, learning how to respond to individual needs.
Professional links and accreditations: This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC - http://www.nmc.org.uk/).
Whilst studying this course you are currently not required to register as a member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), however you must follow their codes of conduct.
NHS Funding: Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website (https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund).
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Nursing (Pre-Registration) Learning Disability (Blended Learning), MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Nursing (Pre-Registration) Learning Disability (Blended Learning) MSc (PG)
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Please email the Student Finance Office [email protected] or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
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About University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.
Student composition of University of Huddersfield
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Exeter||79%||0%||5%||£9250||£25000||157||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing MNurs||Queen Margaret University||58%||0%||10%||£9250||£15500||177||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Nursing Adult MN||The University of York||71%||0%||5%||£9250||£24000||144||York||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Adult and Mental Health MN||University of Southampton||57%||0%||4%||£9250||-||155||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Adult and Child MN||University of Southampton||57%||0%||4%||£9250||-||143||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|MN Integrated Masters (Learning Disability Nursing) MNurs||University of Chester||50%||0%||20%||£9250||-||126||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|MN Integrated Masters (Adult Nursing) MNurs||University of Chester||49%||0%||4%||£9250||-||124||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing & Social Work MNSW||Edge Hill University||48%||0%||4%||£9250||-||144||Ormskirk||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Nursing (Adult) MNurs||University of Birmingham||32%||0%||6%||£9250||-||148||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing (Postgraduate) MSc||University of Chester||49%||0%||4%||£9250||-||124||Chester||On campus Full-time|