Becoming a nurse, midwife or paramedic (pre-registration courses)
- Age and entry requirements
- How to apply: BSc Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice
- How to apply with prior learning and experience
- Course start dates
- Entry requirements
- Feedback on unsuccessful applications
- Confirmation and clearing
- FAQ for candidates invited to interview
- Numeracy assessment on interview day (including a sample paper)
For all courses leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse or midwife, the following applies:
- Completion of 10 years general education is required
- Literacy and numeracy will be assessed during the interview process
- Admission to courses is subject to occupational health and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) screening.
- Applicants must meet NHS funding requirements. No self-funding applicants can be considered.
- Evidence of study within the last five years is desirable.
- If IELTS is offered as evidence of literacy, an overall score of 7 is required for nursing and midwifery.
Applications for all pre-registration courses are managed by UCAS. You will complete an online application form with the details of which courses you want to study and where. To do this you need to make sure you know the university's UCAS institution code (BRITN) B72 and the UCAS code for each course that you want to apply to. For further information and advice you can visit www.brighton.ac.uk/undergraduates or www.ucas.com
Please note that we do not accept deferred entries for the Midwifery BSc(Hons) 3-year course or the Paramedic Practice BSc(Hons) course.
Some applicants for pre-registration nursing programmes will have prior learning and experience. This includes certificated courses as well as applicants who are already on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register seeking a second registration in a different field of practice. Some applicants have a nursing qualification from another country but are not registered in the United Kingdom.
If any of these apply to you, find out more about applying with prior learning and experience (pdf 62Kb)
Generally between September to January
Our UCAS institution code is (BRITN) B72. You will need to complete your online application form and return to UCAS by the deadline, generally 15 January for UK and EU applicants and 30 June for International students. It is advisable to try and apply earlier if possible.
To complete your form you will need to log on to www.ucas.com and select student log in. You will need to register and accept the terms and conditions. You then select a password and will be given a username. This is used to start your application. You have the option to apply for up to six universities/course combinations, at this stage you cannot express a preference.
Generally between January to June
Next, universities consider the applications they receive and send out offers of places through UCAS. The offer made could be unconditional or with conditions. Generally these will be to get the grades that you have been predicted for your current course and to ensure you meet the entry requirements of the course. When you have heard back from all the universities that you have applied to, you decide which course will be your first choice and which would be a second choice if you did not get your first choice.
For certain courses, candidates are required to provide a second reference (in addition to the reference provided in the UCAS application). The reference form to be used by referees should be downloaded from the link below:
Acceptance to enrolment
Generally between August and September
In August after you have received your results you will get confirmation of your place based on your results. This will be in a letter from UCAS or you can log on to the UCAS website and track your application. The university will contact you with details of how to enrol onto your course and send out information about being a new student.
Students will be offered places on courses starting in either September or February.
Please refer to the individual course details for specific entry requirements.
All unsuccessful applications are provided feedback via UCAS. Please view your UCAS profile for feedback on your application. We are sorry but due to the large number of applications we process, we are unable to provide further feedback to applicants before the interview stage.
We will confirm which students have been allocated places on our courses from mid-August, when A level results are published. If you get exactly what is specified in your offer you are guaranteed a place. If you do not get your grades, but are very close, there may be a chance that we can still offer you a place – this will depend on how full the course is. Please check with UCAS in this instance. If you are waiting on additional qualifications that are announced later in the month (e.g. GCSEs) and have met the other components of your offer, we will hold your place until all results are known.
To confirm whether we are offering any places through Clearing please visit www.ucas.com from mid-August onwards.
Find out more
Advice about confirmation and clearing at the University of Brighton