BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Studies (International Top-up)

'Top-up' your nursing diploma with this contemporary adult nursing programme.


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School of Health Sciences

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Study Options:
Full Time

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Start Date:
Feb 24

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Course Length:
1 Year

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Home: £9,250 per annum
International and EU: £12,500 per annum

(For 2023, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

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About this programme

This programme is designed specifically for international Adult Registered Nurses / Registered General Nurses who wish to ‘Top up’ their nursing diploma to a BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Studies ‘International Top-up’.
The ‘Top-up’ will be delivered full time over an academic year, through face-to-face delivery, blended learning and enhanced using the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). The programme will deepen students’ knowledge of evidence-based practices and support their development of a critical approach to nursing and healthcare.
Programme specification
School of Health Sciences
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3 reasons to choose our 'International Top-Up'

1) Gateway to Europe

This programme will equip students with the academic knowledge necessary to meet European Union (EU), UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Gibraltar Nurses, Midwives, Health Visitors Registration Board (GNMHVRB) requirements.

2) Work While You Study

At UniGib employability and professional development are at the core of what we do.
If you’re studying in Gibraltar on a student visa, you can take on part-time (up to 20 hours a week) work as a healthcare assistant.

3) Welcoming Community

At 6.7 square kilometres, Gibraltar may be small, but that is what makes it so unique. It is home to a welcoming multicultural community that will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.


The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Studies (International Top-Up) is a 1-year programme, delivered by expert teaching staff and health care practitioners.
This programme will advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing in a global context through lectures, seminars, guided self-study and online work through our Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas). You will also participate in tutorials, workshops and project work.

Professional and Personal Development in Healthcare

The module will focus on reflection and reflexive practice as a strategy for the student’s own development, student’s understanding of the application of clinical reasoning and decision making, and the development of their academic skills in order to practice as a registered nurse.

The Contemporary Adult Nurse in Healthcare

This module introduces students to the context of nursing practice across a range of healthcare settings. Students will learn about contemporary healthcare concepts and a range of common health conditions. Students will be introduced to The Code (NMC, 2018 and GRB, 2021) to gain knowledge and understanding of its importance in guiding the nurse to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care, which is essential when caring in partnership with families and other healthcare professionals. The module will encompass the role of the adult nurse in a modern healthcare environment.

Leadership in Contemporary Adult Nursing

The module examines what is required to be an accountable professional within the healthcare system, policies, organisational structures and role, professional hierarchies, and ethics and values. Theories of leadership and group dynamics and evidence of the emergence of conflict and stress are examined and applied to practice. Communication, feedback and performance management are examined in detail and the module considers both formal and informal approaches to supporting other healthcare workers.

Developing Evidence Based Practice through Research Methods

This module is designed to enable students to critique evidence-based practice and understand the relative merits and limitations of the different types of evidence, which inform practice. This will support to further develop and consolidate their knowledge regarding searching for, appraising, evaluating and applying evidence-based practice to ensure a life-long focus on best care. The module will enable the students to locate and interpret primary source evidence and thereby be enabled to make informed judgements about applying evidence to practice. The module will also enable students to systematically organise and make analytical and objective judgements on the reviewed evidence in their areas of practice.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

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You can get in touch by calling us, scheduling a zoom call or talking to us on our live chat.

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Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants should have one of the following:

  • An Adult Registered Nurse / Registered General Nurse who is a current registrant with a Regulatory Body (e.g regulatory bodies like the GRB, NMC) or international recognised regulatory body.
  • Diploma in Nursing (or international equivalent, which must include 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) and registered with a regulatory body as above.
  • Appropriate and relevant work life experiences in nursing practice.
  • Evidence of recent CPD (within the last 5 years).
  • Essential ICT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
English Language Requirements:

If English is not the student’s first language they must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17
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Programme Fee (per annum) Year
Home £9,250 1
International and EU £12,500 1(For 2023, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Note: the above fees are for programmes commencing during the Academic year 2023/24 and are subject to indexation.


The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

Am I eligible?


Application Checklist
Clearing/late application window open until 25th August 2023 for non-visa requiring students. To apply, email our Student Experience Team via the button below or call (00350) 200 71000 ext. 901
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Please note that we typically respond to all emails within 48 hours. We advise that applicants call on weekdays between the hours of 09.00 – 15.30 (CEST).
Applications for students requiring a visa are now closed for the academic year 2023/2024. 


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Accommodation is available at the purpose built Europa Suites. Located just a two-minute walk from our Europa Point Campus, the rooms have been designed as spaces in which to relax and study. Each self-contained studio apartment features a compact kitchen, en-suite bathroom and large desk.
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The visa you’ll need to study in Gibraltar depends on the country you’re coming from and how long you’ll be studying here.
Contact our Student Experience Team (SEO) who will assist you with determining the correct visa required to study in Gibraltar.
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