Nursing (Learning Disability) MSc MSc (PG)
University of Keele
Key Course Facts
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If you're a highly motivated graduate with care experience who wishes to become a registered learning disability nurse and gain an MSc in an accelerated two year timeframe, the MSc Nursing graduate entry programme is perfect for you. Learning Disability Nurses are central to supporting people with learning disabilities achieve the best outcomes to maintain and improve health and promote wellbeing. This course will enable you to become a confident and competent learning disability nurse. You will gain practical placement experience to equip you with all of the skills required to support individuals with a learning disability to lead a healthy and valued life.
People with learning disabilities are amongst one of the most socially excluded and vulnerable groups in the UK today. To overcome these barriers and challenges, the Learning Disability (LD) nurse has a vast range of skills to utilise in supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access services for which they are entitled. LD nurses can comprehensively assess health and social care needs; provide interventions to maintain and improve health and promote wellbeing; provide advice, education and support to people and their carers throughout their care journey. They also enable equality of access and outcomes within health and social care services; provide education and support to promote healthy lifestyle and choices; and act to safeguard and protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.
The programme builds your academic skill sets, professional responsibility and technical complexity related to patient care throughout the two years. Successful completion of this innovative programme will ensure you will meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject is required. English Language and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C (discuss with admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications) Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure NARIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation. If English is not your first language, normally applicants will have IELTS (Academic) level 7.0 (with 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 6.5 in Writing). The University may be able to accept alternative English Language qualifications from applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on a case by case basis in line with the appropriate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 770 hours care experience (approximately six months F/T work). Relevant voluntary experience would be accepted as a portion of the total hours on a case by case basis. Please note that you will be required to have obtained the academic entry requirements before applying. For further advice contact: [email protected] for advice.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Tuition Fees Nursing (Learning Disability) MSc MSc (PG)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
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 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.
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 (Adult) with Foundation Year BN (Hons)||University of Keele||71%||0%||7%||£9250||£19800||158||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) (Mid Yorkshire Hospitals) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||92%||2%||3%||£9250||£20118||142||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)||University of Brighton||56%||0%||3%||£9250||£13842||104||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Associate FdSc||University of Worcester||56%||0%||15%||£9250||£13100||48||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||81%||0%||2%||£9250||£13000 £14000||135||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing with Registration (Adult Nursing) BSc (Hons)||De Montfort University||60%||1%||3%||£9250||£15450||116||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||69%||0%||6%||£9250||£13200||126||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies (Learning Disability) BSc||Glasgow Caledonian University||83%||0%||6%||£9250||£12250||148||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||Leeds Beckett University||72%||0%||6%||£9250||£13000||131||Leeds||On campus Full-time|