MMedSci Nursing Studies (leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse)

UCAS code 3010

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the MMedSci Nursing Studies (Adult) programme. To apply, please contact Elaine Whitton at

MMedSci in Nursing Studies (Adult) leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse.  The School has been commissioned by the NHS to provide the above course as an innovative route to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Nurse.

The course will prepare students to work within the NHS and health and social care sectors as nurses. The course uses an innovative approach to learning alongside other health care professional groups and within health care settings to ensure that students develop the competence for effective practice, and the knowledge and confidence to progress their careers effectively following qualification.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the MMedSci Nursing Studies (Adult) programme. To apply, please contact Elaine Whitton at

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Nursing Students

Course Aims

  1. To enable students to engage critically in current research, policy and practice in the field of Adult nursing and develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge commensurate with entry to the professional register.
  2. To enable students to critically appraise and evaluate the theoretical and empirical elements of nursing, developing academic skills linking theory to practice
  3. To provide an environment which develops students' leadership and problem solving skills in contemporary health care settings

Central location

You'll be based near the Medical School, the Health Sciences Library and central University facilities like our 24-hour study centre the Information Commons.

It also means you'll be in the hub of Sheffield student life. You'll have popular student areas like West Street and Broomhill on your doorstep, along with the best students' union in the country.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant area such as social sciences, human sciences, biomedical sciences, public services, and GCSE Mathematics, English and Science.

You’ll also need to show that you have 650 hours of health care experience.


2 Years Full-time

Fees and funding

Please note, this programme is paused for 2019 entry, but is available for 2020 entry.

The course fees for 2019/20 are £9,250.

From September 2018 eligible English students studying the MMedSci in Nursing (Adult) are able to access the standard undergraduate financial support package from the Student Loans Company.  Applications from other countries, including Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland may have different finance and funding arrangements.

Students may qualify for cash support from the University through the University of Sheffield Bursary Scheme.

Further information regarding the the undergraduate financial support package and paying it back can be found on our central funding pages.

Students may also have access to the Learning Support Fund, administered by the NHS Business Services Authority for support while attending clinical placements - 

To support students while undertaking the clinical placement element of their studies, the government is providing non-repayable grants. The Learning Support Fund administered through the NHS Business Services Authority makes available:

  • £1,000 Child Dependants Allowance
  • up to £3,000 for exceptional hardship
  • reimbursement of additional travel and accommodation costs over normal daily travel to clinical placements

If you have any questions about finance or funding for your studies then please contact the Financial Support Team.

Information for Disabled Students:

Our campus and how we use it:

We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

Contact us

If you would like to find out about studying with us, please contact us by emailing

Principal Admissions Tutor/Programme Leader: Elaine Whitton

Tel: 0114 222 2069


Programme Co-ordinator: Tina Allsopp

Tel: 0114 222 2033


Admissions Officer: Heather Kelly

Tel: 0114 222 2048