Children's Nursing

Undergraduate School of Life and Health Sciences

Learn to provide outstanding care for children and young people and develop the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in children’s nursing. You can choose to study this course at two locations: our main campus in Roehampton (subject to approval), or at Croydon University Centre. Study with us at Roehampton: ranked top 10 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).

Children's Nursing
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)




3 years (full-time)

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.


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Are you passionate about providing care for children from birth to adolescence?

On our BSc Children’s Nursing, you’ll develop the expert knowledge and advanced practical skills to provide excellent care for children, young people and their families. Our unique programme highlights the vital importance of community and primary care in nursing, as well as the importance of placing equal value on both the physical and mental health of children.

You will study subjects across nursing, as well as specific modules on children’s nursing. You’ll learn the importance of person-centred care, the principles of caring for children and young people, and understand how to provide complex and critical care for children. With a focus on community and primary care, you will learn how to deliver care in a wide variety of settings, including GPs' practices, schools and outreach work.

How you'll learn

You’ll gain practical skills and experience through a range of clinical placements. These placements will prepare you for registered practise and allow you to develop relationships with employers.

You’ll also spend a significant amount of time learning in our CSC where you’ll safely practise clinical skills with other students, service users, role players and hi-tech patient simulators under the guidance of experienced clinical and academic staff.

You’ll also develop your theoretical knowledge through lectures, seminars, group work, guided independent study, online learning, reflective practice and a variety of assignments. You will be taught by expert staff and learn alongside nursing students and students from other health and care professions.

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We also offer this course at Croydon University Centre. You can find out more about the delivery of our course at Croydon University Centre here 

Still have questions about starting a nursing career with Roehampton? Check out our list of FAQs which cover several areas including funding, accommodation and uniforms, and links to further reading.

How you'll be assessed

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You will take part in a diverse array of assessments to aid in comprehensive skill development. Alongside lectures and seminars, practical skills will be evaluated through clinical placements in various healthcare settings.

Our Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) provides a realistic environment for you to hone your clinical skills through simulation-based assessments.

Evaluations during placements by both clinical and academic staff will measure your performance and progress.

Career options

Children’s Nursing at Roehampton will give you a strong foundation for your future nursing career. You will be able to work in a wide variety of roles in community nursing teams, GP surgeries, hospitals and more. Our aspiration is to educate nurses who will be highly sought after by employers, and for Roehampton nurses to become future leaders of the profession.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

  • September 2024 entry: Home (UK) students – apply through UCAS (Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48)

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.


We offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students. Nursing students could also be able to receive non-repayable amount of up to £11,000 per academic year with the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

A levels/BTEC (or equivalent qualification): at least one science or health-related subject.

GCSE (or equivalent) grades 4/C in Maths and English (at least one science subject desirable).

Applicants will also undertake an interview. Successful applicants will need to complete an Occupational Health (OH) Check and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.

Non-native English speakers who do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade 4/C or above require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, with a minimum overall score of 7.0. Please refer to the NMC website for more details.

General entry requirements

UK students

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Course Facilities

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   Our on-campus   CSC,   set up as a hospital ward   for our students  .

Froebel Ward

Our on-campus CSC, set up as a hospital ward for our students.

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   Community rooms   set   up to simulate a   patient’s   home.

Inside the CSC 

Community rooms set up to simulate a patient’s home.

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Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre

The Mary Seacole Health Innovation Centre provides a unique space for healthcare students, with a focus on primary and community nursing.


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