24 months
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14700 GBP/year
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About

On completion of the Nursing (Learning Disabilities) programme from University of Derby, you will have the knowledge, skills and attributes to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their families, ensuring their holistic health and well-being needs are met and maintained within a changing society. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

  • Our nursing programmes are approved to the NMC’s new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
  • The Nursing (Learning Disabilities) programme from University of Derby leads to registration with the NMC at the end of the two year course, as long as you meet the requirements
  • You will learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who are dedicated to providing you with the support you need to help you achieve your ambitions
  • You will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to deliver high quality, innovative, effective care and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice
  • As part of the programme you will gain practice experience by undertaking clinical placements in a wide range of learning disability settings, including: Community, inpatient, forensic, respite and child services

Careers

On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and go into practice as a nurse.

Our students have an outstanding employability track record locally, nationally and internationally: in 2015 100% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of completing the course. 

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Graduates from this programme will go on to work within hospitals and in community-based teams, you can also go into the forensics community, acute sector, prisons, child and adolescent mental health and behavioural support services.

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Developing Nurse 
  • Nursing in Practice Learning Disabilities
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health 
  • Application of Evidence within Nursing Practice 
  • Complexities in Learning Disability Nursing
  • Leading Innovation and Improvement for the Transition to Registration Learning Disabilities
  • Independent Scholarship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying for this programme will need to meet the University of Derby general entry requirements for Post Graduate Education.Essential

  • Level 2 English qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Key Skills Level 2 Communication or equivalent)
  • Level 2 Maths qualification (GCSE Grade 4-9, GCSE Grade A-C, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number (Numeracy) or equivalent)
  • Honours Degree 2:2 or above
  • Recognition of prior experiential learning

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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