Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 10th for Nursing (View subject table)

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  • Graduate Prospects
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    98.0 / 100.0
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    4.02 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: B761

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: CCC A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course


Learning Disabilities nursing are a rewarding profession which aims to enable people living with learning disabilities reaches their full potential. It is a great career choice if you are compassionate and keen to support and care for individuals of all ages, from children to the elderly, through the many physical, mental and social challenges which face people with learning disabilities. Specialist Learning Disability Nurses are in huge demand. We will support you to become the very best nurse you can be. Our programme will enable you to gain first-hand experience and you’ll be part of a supportive community where you will learn how to provide first-class care. We are ranked 7th in the UK for Nursing (The Guardian, 2017) and our academics are at the forefront of nationally recognised innovative new teaching methods. We also have a great reputation with our partner NHS Trusts, and are proud that our students graduate with excellent career prospects. With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Learning Disabilities Nursing degree provides rigorous training, fantastic placement opportunities and is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You’ll learn about the responsibilities of a Learning Disabilities Nurse, essential nursing practice and also specialist areas such as long term learning disabilities and the importance of social inclusion. Throughout your degree, you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet the diverse needs of those living with learning disabilities. Highlights of Learning Disabilities Nursing at UEA: Experience a wide range of placements including community settings, care homes and specialist care units; Take part in regular group work with other health and medicine students to help you develop teamwork skills; Link theory to practice with Enquiry Based Learning – a proven successful way to learn; Combine 50% theory with 50% practice – the best way to prepare for your career; Experience healthcare in another country with an elective placement; Learn in a highly supportive culture; Join a motivated group of students - 100% of our 2014 graduates achieved a 2.1 or first class degree.

Start Dates

  • 24 September 2018 at Main Site

University of East Anglia (UEA)

University League Table Ranking: 12th

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university, based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 16,000 students. The UEA campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland within the Norwich Research Park, just 2 miles from the centre...

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Postal Address

School of Health Sciences
University of East Anglia (UEA)
University of East Anglia

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