Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.
Important: The precise content of this course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2020, when the 2018 NMC standards will be implemented, and may change slightly to accommodate this. Details on this page describe the course as studied by the intake of students who started in September 2019.
The NHS needs nurses, nurses work in teams - and those teams need effective leadership. We are the only UK university offering a pre-registration nursing degree with an integrated leadership component.
Our unique degrees draw on the experience and expertise of more than 40 years of health education at the University of Leicester, a partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), as well as the expertise of our School of Business.
By putting leadership at the heart of the curriculum, we give you all the tools you need to qualify as a registered nurse - and also to progress further in the profession. As part of the leadership modules, throughout your degree you will be offered mentoring by experienced leaders in the nursing profession and the wider NHS.
While at Leicester, you will study and work alongside other healthcare students in our superb facilities, which include a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Unit with high-tech simulated mannequins to enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment. You'll even have lectures in Leicester Medical School's anatomy dissection room.
However, practical real-world experience is a vital part of training. You will spend at least 50% of your time on nursing placements, working alongside experienced nurses and the multidisciplinary team. Through these clinical placements, you will develop skills that enable you to act compassionately and professionally in a wide variety of clinical situations.
Students on this course are eligible for a grant of at least £5,000 a year, which you do not need to pay back.
These are dual registration, undergraduate masters degrees. This means you can choose to study mental health and adult nursing or mental health and children’s nursing.
This degree lasts four years, at the end of which you will have the security of employment opportunities in the local NHS.
Student Learning Contract
As part of the offer for a place on this course all students are required to agree to abide by the conditions of a Student Learning Contract which you will be asked to sign during the induction week at the beginning of the course. This learning contract will apply to the entire duration of the course and the signed copy will be stored as a PDF on your University electronic record.
Download a prospectus (PDF, 6MB)