Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

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 Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year
DipHE Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year
CertHE Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year
Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing) with Foundation Year

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA10007 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

For further information relating to FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6, including learning outcomes, aims and module information please view the BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

BLAZHEVSKI Lisa (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • Prepare students for their personal and professional journey enabling access into a nursing degree 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

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 based on a 15-credit tariff
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

Module Selection for Year 0 - FHEQ Level 3

For further information on FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 please view the programme specification for the full-time BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Adult Nursing)

This structure offers a sequential learning experience that enables students to build and develop knowledge, understanding and skills. Utilising learning and teaching strategies that encompass dynamic learning experiences and reflection.

The programme will consist 1 level 3 120 credit module with 4 summative assessments. This equates to 1200 hrs of study, pass mark for each summative point will be 50%. Students not achieving a passing mark at first attempt will be entitled to re-take the assessment once. In order to progress onto the 3 year Nursing studies programme the overall average mark for the whole year across the assessment points must be 50% or more. Students will be issued a transcript of their marks but the Foundation Year does not lead to an award.

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
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

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 2023/4 academic year.