School of Nursing and Midwifery

BSc Neonatal Studies

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.

 

Practice placements

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?

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