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 wide 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 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).
NEW – COVID-19 vaccine requirement
From 1 April 2022, applicants must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the course or provide valid proof of medical exemption. This is due to the UK government's vaccine mandate for all people working in health and social care settings. Read our advice and guidance on this new requirement.
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 for September 2021 are very limited. We normally welcome these applications but high demand for all nursing courses for both 2020 and 2021 entry will restrict availability.
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.