University of Keele
Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons)
University of Keele

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons) at University of Keele for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Children's Nursing.

Overall student satisfaction
53 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Children's Nursing

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Children's Nursing 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 £26500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £19500 - £32500 £25000 - £35000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Children's Nursing

  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

Develop the skills to care for children and young people with mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges. You will learn to provide excellent patient centred care with a cultural sensitivity that makes a positive different to children, young people and their families.

Why choose this course?

  • Top 20 for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
  • Top 20 in England for Nursing and Midwifery (Complete University Guide, 2023)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council approved programme
  • £5,000 non-repayable annual grant to support your studies
  • No.3 for Children’s Nursing in the UK (National Student Survey, 2021)

You will develop a diverse skill set enabling you to provide excellent nursing care and support to children, young people and their families. Their care needs change as they grow and develop and as a children's nurse you will play an important role in managing their specific care requirements until they transition to adult health care services.

Our Children's Nursing curriculum is carefully designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge required to be able to practice and communicate confidently and competently, whilst also giving you the opportunity to develop and refine your clinical skills in a safe environment before going onto clinical placement. Fundamental to this programme is assisting you to nurture strong partnerships with a child or young person and their family which is driven by effective communication and respect. You will develop the skills to enable children and young people to be meaningful participants in managing their own care.

About Keele

Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.

We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.

Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

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 Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons) at University of Keele

90% Teaching Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Nursing (Children's), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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

Positions of University of Keele in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Keele

Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.

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