Nursing (Adult)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: 8 years maximum (limited part-time places available)


Headington, Headington (Marston Road site), Swindon


Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery


Healthcare delivery is changing fast, and adult nurses are in high demand. Working flexibly with other health and social care professionals is essential. Our adult nursing degree shows you how to care for people in a variety of settings, meeting their mental and physical health needs across their lifespan.

Our facilities let you practise nursing in immersive virtual environments. You could be responding to an accident on the streets or taking care of somebody in a nursing home. Then you’ll go out and do it for real.

The course has been commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for our partnerships with placement organisations, and for its focus on public health. And there are opportunities to study abroad at destinations like the University of Pennsylvania, one of the top nursing universities in the world.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and Science. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

Relevant experience (e.g. in a hospital) or a suitable indication of your interest in, and understanding of, the relevant healthcare profession.

Securing a place is subject to both a satisfactory DBS and an Occupational Health clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible.

If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances.