BSc (Hons) Acute and Critical Care

This two year degree is suitable for registered nursing professionals working in ICU, CCU, HDU, A&E, theatres, medical/surgical assessment units (MAU/SAU), pre-hospital care and general acute wards.

An ageing population and increased expectations from the public will inevitably mean greater demands on acute and critical care units in the future. These units and the staff that provide care need to be fit for purpose and administer a high quality service. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to care and manage patients with complex conditions confidently.

What you will study


Year One

  • Applied Physiology of Acute and Critical Illness
  • Care and Management of the Acute and Critically ill
  • Legal and Professional Issues in Caring for the Acute and Critically ill

Year Two

  • Psychological Consequences of Acute and Critical Illness
  • Practice-based Dissertation
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Our state of the art Clinical Simulation Centre replicates an acute care NHS environment, providing realistic clinical facilities for our nursing and midwifery students and qualified healthcare professionals.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and have a HE Diploma.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) applicants must meet the above criteria and usually possess a relevant Honours degree.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

To find the fee for this course, please visit our money website.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016