• 10 December 2019
  • 6 min read

Top nursing universities UK 2020 - 2021

  • Matt Farrah
    Nurses.co.uk Co-Founder

Find the right university course to kick-start your nursing career. An A-Z of every university offering nursing courses in the UK for 2020. ! NOTE: Applications close Jan 15 2020!

Click here to see our brief footer notes about the directory and here for helpful videos on getting into nursing schools.

Click here for our Top midwifery universities UK 2020 -2021.

UCAS applications for Sept 2020 must be submitted before January 15th 2020. As of 18th December 2020 funding of at least £5000 and up to £8000 is now available for those students starting in Sep 2020, although they do NOT include tuition fees.

We will update the latest course information for the 2020 - 2021 academic year soon after Jan 15th 2020.

Nursing university course directory A - Z 2020

Anglia Ruskin University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Bangor University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

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Birmingham City University

Courses offered:

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Cardiff University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Coventry University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Keele University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Liverpool John Moores University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Manchester Metropolitan University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Northumbria University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Oxford Brookes University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

Swansea University

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Bolton

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

University of Bradford

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Chester

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

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University of Derby

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of East Anglia

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Edinburgh

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

University of Essex

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Glasgow

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

University of Huddersfield

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Leeds

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of Liverpool

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

University of Northampton

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of South Wales

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of West London

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

University of York

Courses offered:

• Adult Nursing

• Children’s Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

Footer Notes

If you’re considering a career in nursing you will need a degree in the area / branch you wish to practice.

The good news is that you’re spoilt for choice. Universities and higher education institutions in every corner of the UK offer nursing courses – and here, we’re providing a comprehensive list of them.

Below is a brief summary of University Course education.

Branches of nursing

Broadly, you’ll find that institutions offer courses that cover one or all of the following specialisms (branches) of nursing:

• General / Adult nursing

• Mental Health Nursing

• Learning Disability Nursing

• Children's Nursing Midwifery

In our list we’ve kept things simple and just spelled out which specialisms are covered – to make this directory simple to navigate.

Tips for researching courses

When you proceed to find out more about a particular course or university, you’ll notice that the names of the courses vary.

As a guide, here’s what some of the acronyms mean:

• BN or BNurs = Bachelor of Nursing

• BSc = Bachelor of Science

• BA = Bachelor of Arts

• BMid = Bachelor of Midwifery

Every institution has their reasons for naming their course slightly differently, but all tend to lead to the same result – you, qualified, within your chosen field.

When viewing universities and courses in more detail, you’ll also come across acronyms like FDS or FDA (foundational courses) and MSc (a Master’s level degree).

These courses tend to relate to studies undertaken before or after an undergraduate degree.

The majority of courses will last three years, but some will last four. Some will also be offered on a part-time or ‘short course’ basis – and some even offer more work-based options or a year abroad.

Videos on getting into nursing school

How to get into nursing school at university - by Grace, Children's Nurse

How to get into nursing at university - by Chloe, RMN

Top nursing school essentials - by Claire, Student Adult Nurse

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Nurses.co.uk Co-Founder

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded Nurses.co.uk in 2008. I’m interested in providing a platform that gives a voice to nurses and those working in care and nursing. I'm fascinated by the career choices we make. In the case of those working in care I've discovered that there's a positive, life-affirming common theme: they do it for love not money.

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  • Matt Farrah
    Nurses.co.uk Co-Founder

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded Nurses.co.uk in 2008. I’m interested in providing a platform that gives a voice to nurses and those working in care and nursing. I'm fascinated by the career choices we make. In the case of those working in care I've discovered that there's a positive, life-affirming common theme: they do it for love not money.