Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year BSc (Hons) - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year
DipHE Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year
CertHE Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) With Foundation Year

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA10006 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

MCBRIDE Jacqueline (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • Develop key and transferable skills that will include subject knowledge and technical skills
  • Gain awareness of attitude and behaviours relevant to a professional programme
  • Prepare students for their personal and professional journey enabling access into a nursing degree programme

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Relate principles and concepts at a foundation level of anatomy and physiology. K
Appraise/understand the wider context of health and social care. K
Develop enquiring skills to problem solving approaches C
Become familiar with the underlying basis of evidence in support of person-centred care C
Appreciate the importance of mechanisms to support communication C
Gain insights into personal and professional behaviour and the impact on team working P
Develop an awareness of values and beliefs appropriate to healthcare P
Locate own role in relation to personal responsibility to develop academic skills P
Exercise and develop attitudes and behaviours that demonstrate lifelong learning T
Develop skills in communication, interpersonal skills and reflection T
Develop confidence, self-awareness in becoming an independent learner. T
Demonstrate personal development in a range of key values such as trust, compassion and empathy. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of a Foundation Year and 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Year 0 - FHEQ Level 3

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester

Optional modules for Year 0 - FHEQ Level 3


Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Students will undertake insight visits to a variety of health and social care environments
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.