When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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BBC, must include a science or social science subject at grade B.
DMM in a health or science subject.
28 overall with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 18 credits at distinction and 27 credits at merit or above.
Merit in the Health T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
- with Access course – maths and English.
- with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least three GCSEs including maths and English.
Functional Skills 2 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English and maths.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
A range of other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, eg Open University K101 and K102.
For all nursing courses leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse, you must be able to demonstrate the following:
- completion of 10 years general education
- successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments during the interview process
- evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
- evidence of commitment to the profession
- passing of Occupational Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
- ability to follow a shift pattern that could cover any part of a 24-hour 7-day cycle.
Successful completion of our Health and Social Care Practice foundation degree with 120 credits at level 5 may enable you to start in year 2 of our nursing degrees – Nursing (Adult), Nursing (Child) or Nursing (Mental Health).
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.
Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2.
Candidates are advised that places for entry into year 2 of this course are very limited. We normally welcome these applications but high demand for all nursing courses will restrict availability.
We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.
Students successful at the application stage will be invited to attend an interview.
Men are under-represented in many nursing and allied health professions in the UK. We are committed to helping address the balance and particularly welcome applications from male applicants.