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Institute of Health

Adult Nursing

MNurs (Hons) Full-time 4 years

By successfully achieving all components of the MNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing you will be entitled to register as a Nurse.

By successfully achieving all components of the MNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing you will be entitled to register as a Nurse.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B741
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MNurs (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

By successfully achieving all components of the MNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing you will be entitled to register as a Nurse. This course will enable you to develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and skills in order to meet the NMC’s requirements for initial registration as an autonomous practitioner in adult nursing.

On completion, you will have a conceptual understanding of the research process that will enable you to critically evaluate current research. This knowledge will underpin your nursing practice so that you will be able to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults and to support their families and other carers in a variety of health care settings.

This course is a combined professional and academic award that aims to develop your nursing practice in decision making ability in complex and unpredictable situations. It will provide you with the skills to deal with these complex issues both systematically and creatively.

You will be provided with the necessary professional values, communication, interpersonal and clinical skills which will enable you to lead, manage and be an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team. As part of this team you will then be able to provide high quality, compassionate care to adults, their families and carers. 

"On behalf of Burton Hospitals NHS  Foundation Trust I would like to say it has been a pleasure working with the University of Wolverhampton on this innovative new award. As has been stated the increasing and ever changing requirements in patient care provision requires Acute Trusts to explore different opportunities in ensuring that we have a current and correct workforce to enable us to deliver patient care safely and to a high quality, the Integrated Adult Nursing Masters offers this."

Paula GardnerDeputy Director of Nursing
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 



What happens on the course?

See our modules below.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course has been designed to meet the rapidly changing and challenging complex environment in which health care takes place. On completion of the course you will be practitioners, partners and leaders in healthcare assessment and delivery.

Employers are seeking nurses who can identify where services to adults and their families can be improved and this will enable you to critically appraise practice and to provide safe, compassionate and effective evidence based healthcare within a dynamic setting that meets the needs of the adult.

This course has been developed in conjunction with Trust partners and service users in order to reflect the increasing and rapidly changing requirements in patient care provision.

An Integrated Adult Nursing Masters offers significant opportunities to practice nursing within the NHS, private sector, specialist areas and overseas. It is an internationally recognised qualification with excellent employability prospects

Your career pathway once qualified can include working in clinical practice, education, management or research within a range of settings such as:

  • Hospitals. 
  • Clinics – acute and community settings.
  • Community roles - practice nursing; health promotion services.
  • Prison services.
  • Care homes.
  • NHS Direct.
  • NHS Blood and Transplant Services.
  • Private healthcare providers.
  • Hospice services; palliative and end of life care.
  • Armed Services.
  • Police.
  • Working overseas.
  • Education providers for example as a lecturer or lecturer/practitioner in further and higher education.
  • Research Nurse

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Meet the NMC Standards of competence for pre-registration nursing education.
  2. Provide nursing care that is safe, compassionate, effective and ethical, so that you are able to assume full responsibility and accountability for your own practice. You will be able to register with the NMC as Adult Nurse Level 1 within the legal framework of the country in which you are employed.
  3. Utilise, reflect upon, and critically evaluate a wide range of research and evidence to reach sound nursing judgements and exercise effective decision making in complex situations within adult nursing fields of practice. This will include the ability to conduct an independent research project.
  4. Develop a conceptual understanding of the delivery of health and nursing care in the current context of healthcare provision and critically examine the impact of political, professional and social contexts on your provision of individualised adult nursing care within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
  5. Effectively apply your learning to identify, manage and lead enterprising innovations and service improvements in adult nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced technologies to quality assure and enhance your adult nursing practice and maintain your life-long learning.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS  is required at a minimum cost of £50  - Note International checks (INTCC) as part of the DBS are required and costs vary by country.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40  

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • GCSE English based subject, Mathematics and Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Sociology; Health and Social care)  at Grade C+ / 4 or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2)

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations


  • 120 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BBB (General Studies is not accepted)
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) in Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing, Social Science, Psychology or other Science based course are considered, of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 18 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. If you do not have GCSE Science grade C/4+ /equivalence, an additional 12 Level 2 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics) within the Access can be accepted as GCSE grade C/4+ equivalence.

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application.

All offers are subject to a successful values based interview, satisfactory occupational health report and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.

Read further information regarding interview preparation

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory Personal Statement and Reference (Academic or Employer).

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.


Previous Study

Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education


All theory/classroom study for MNurs is delivered at Walsall Campus.  During the Nursing course you will be required to attend placements, when you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your requests however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated. Please note that these are preferences and the options you have selected are not guaranteed to be your placement areas.


Shrewsbury and Telford





Sandwell/ West Birmingham


Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult).

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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