School of Nursing and Midwifery

BSc Health Studies and Health & Clinical Studies


Is this programme for me?

Changes in health trends, policies and technologies create the necessity for health professionals to continuously re-define and improve their skills.  Designed for registrants who need to top-up their academic profile to degree level, our Health Studies programmes will allow you to study in your own field of expertise, deepening your knowledge and expanding your career progression opportunities.


How is the programme structured?

The BSc Health Studies programme provides a range of module options at Level 3 to enable you to construct a bespoke pathway of study to meet your personal and professional needs.  You choose your own pace of study - studying full-time, you should normally complete six Level 3 modules in one academic year (three in each semester).  A part-time course of study should be completed in a minimum of two and a maximum of five years.  Part-time students may take no more than four modules in any one academic year. 

The modules you can choose from are listed here.  Please note: modules will run each year subject to viability.  Many modules offer blended learning and varied assessment methods, to suit a variety of different learning styles.


What is BSc Health & Clinical Studies and why is it different?

BSc (Hons) Health & Clinical Studies is designed for nurses and midwives who are not currently employed in Northern Ireland. This is a full time, 2 year programme, which combines the six Level 3 modules in the BSc Health Studies programme with rigorous clinical placements to allow you to implement your new skills in practice.  


What entry qualifications do I need?

Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification, for example in nursing or midwifery.  Note: Some modules require a specific professional qualification.  Candidates must have 120 CATs points at Level 1 and 120 CATs points at Level 2 for entry to Level 3 study. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.


Additional Information for International Students

Overseas applicants must have achieved an *IELTS score of not less than 6.0, with not less than a score of 5.5 in each of the components. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals please see:

*Taken within the last 2 years.


How do I apply?

Simply download the application form here and return it to the school by the closing date.