University of West London
Nursing (Adult) PgDip
University of West London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20903 £17931 £21753
25-75 percentile range £17825 - £24915 £12598 - £22386 £15916 - £27274

Course Description

This exciting course is approved against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the skills and knowledge you as the next generation of Adult nurses will learn, to enable you to deliver world class care.

As a 21st century nurse you will learn how to:

  • Be emotionally intelligent and resilient and manage your personal health and wellbeing.
  • Provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate, evidence based, and person centred.
  • Care for people in their own home, in the community or hospital or in any health care settings.
  • Contribute to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health, by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours.
  • Provide leadership in the delivery of care for people of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
  • Provide nursing care for people who have complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs and for people at the end of their life.
  • Work across health and social care services and play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Think critically, apply knowledge and skills and provide expert, evidence based nursing care.

Why choose the University of West London?

  • You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, including a fully equipped simulation centre, making your learning fun and engaging.
  • Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course.
  • All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your course. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service.
  • You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed.
  • We partner with a large number of health and social care organisations giving you access to a wide variety of practice placements.

Course Detail

This course has been developed with service users, students and our partners in the NHS and the voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring you gain the skills and experience required to secure a job on graduation.

You will spend an equal amount of your time in practice placements and in the classroom in University.

We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in North West London for Adult Nursing:

• London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

• Private and voluntary organisations

We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey for Adult Nursing:

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • GP Practices
  • Private and voluntary organisations, including hospices

What Modules will I study as part of my Course?

Year One

• Sciences Underpinning Evidence-based Nursing Practice

• Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health

• Delivering Person-centred Care

• Nursing Practice Year 1

Year Two

• Sciences Applied to and Decision Making in Nursing Practice

• Leading and Innovating in Nursing Practice

• Preparing for Transition to a Qualified Nurse

• Nursing Practice Year 2

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
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Nursing (Adult), PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Nursing (Adult) PgDip

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1

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)
  • year 2

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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Where is this programme taught

Main site - West London
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Berkshire Institute for Health - UWL - Reading
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