BSc (Hons) Neonatal 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, this degree programme aims to prepare students to practice safely and effectively so that they can assume the responsibilities and accountability required to work in a neonatal setting.
How is the programme structured?
This degree programme comprises six modules at Level 3: four core modules and two optional modules. The degree programme provides a range of module options to enable students to construct a bespoke programme of study to meet their 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 two 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 entry qualifications do I need?
Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification, for example in nursing or midwifery. You should also be registered on the appropriate part of the Professional Register maintained by the NMC, and have a minimum of 6 months' experience in a neonatal unit. 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.
Whilst taking the compulsory practice modules, all students must be working in a neonatal setting. In addition, a School approved mentor, who has met NMC standards (2008), will be allocated for support in the clinical area.
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: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
*Taken within the last 2 years.
How do I apply?