BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) 

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme is an honours degree intended for Registered Nurses who have already completed a three-year programme of study at Diploma level, normally within the last two years in England or Wales. You will receive written and verbal feedback throughout your programme to help keep you on track. On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Nursing.

The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) is awarded by BPP University.

Programme Details

London Waterloo
Study Options Duration Start date Fees
Domestic (EU) students 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
September, January and May £4,000
International students £10,000
Delivery Mode UCAS Code School Subject Area
Online Apply direct BPP School of Health BPP School of Health Health
Exemptions Funding Available Scholarships Pathway
N/A No No  
*Subject to demand.

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website

Key Information

  • Benefit from BPP’s long history of educating professionals
  • Complete core modules and choose from a menu of optional modules to suit your requirements
  • Modules designed utilising feedback from practice colleagues and Senior Managers
  • Seminars delivered through a fully interactive online classroom
  • A flexible approach to learning with online study and support
  • Study locally or at your place of work, where agreed with your employer
  • Enhance your professional practice and standards of patient care
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^

A BSc (Hons) Diploma – Degree programme for Nursing Professionals

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme combines theory and practice in a practical programme that will enhance your professional skills and actively develop your approach to patient care.

You will complete two core modules and choose 45 credits from a range of 15 credit modules, which have been designed in collaboration with nursing practitioners and senior managers.

Flexible study options

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This programme has been designed to fit in with your demanding work schedule. You'll benefit from a blended learning approach that includes seminars, tutorials, tutor directed and self-directed study.

You'll also be supported by expert tuition delivered locally or at your place of work.


The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) programme uses a range of assessment methods designed to test specific skills and learning outcomes achieved during each module of study. These include:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Research critique
  • Dissertation



  • Research Appreciation and Methodology
  • Advancing Professional Practice


Select three from the following:

  • Facilitating Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Children’s Nursing Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Problem Based Learning/Negotiated Learning
  • Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Contemporary Mental Adult Nursing Practice
  • Psychological Approaches in Mental Health Practice

Entry requirements

  • A Diploma in Nursing, normally completed within the last two years
  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • An IELTS score of Level 7

We are usually able to accredit your prior learning so that once you successfully complete your top-up modules you will obtain a full BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree).

Please contact admissions for more information about accredited prior learning

Tel: 020 3131 4947

Flexible study options

As part of our aim to be the most flexible provider, we offer three start dates a year in January, May and September.

International students

If you're an international student, and English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 7.0 score (or equivalent) to prove that your English is good enough to take the course. For details of which international qualifications are accepted for this course, please see our country-specific entry requirements.

In-house options for organisations

If you are an employer with a number of employees who you think could benefit from the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) being delivered on your site, please contact our Admissions Department:

Tel: 020 3131 4947

They will be able to put you in contact with the Director of Nursing Programmes to discuss potential options and start dates.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers service in place to give students an ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, the skills taught have been identified as those critical to the success of organisations and cover everything from negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to secure a position, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University. And continue to access the Careers Service for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten BPP University sites and studying online. Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you, the student, at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

Study locations

You can study the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Diploma to Degree) at our state-of-the-art study centre in BPP London Waterloo and via Distance Learning.

We would also consider delivery within a hospital or other care location as appropriate for a minimum group of candidates. Please contact for further details.


Whether you're looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat-shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you'd like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

  • Tel: 03331 224 359
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389


Paying for your course

Fees from September 2014:

  • Fee for Diploma Registrants: £4,000 (120 Credits)
  • £2,000 a year (60 credits a year)

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also, if you change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800
Resit practical assessment fee £100
Resit clinical assessment fee £250

Payment plans

BPP University's flexible payment plans let you spread the cost of your programme across the duration of your studies:

Download a full list of fees and payment plans for September 2014 (PDF, 201KB)

For further details of instalment payment schemes and dates, please contact the Student Finance Office: