BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children’s General Integrated)

University College Cork

Course Overview

The course will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills relevant to children’s and general nursing practice, including independent and critical thinking and problem-solving.

It will enable you to ensure that the nursing care you deliver is up-to-date and based on the best current evidence. This four-and-a-half-year full-time degree course is offered in partnership with health service providers (HSPs) from both the public and private healthcare sectors. Each student is linked with one of these HSPs for the duration of their course. With an honours BSc in Children’s and General Nursing, you will be ready to start work as a qualified children’s or general nurse in a variety of clinical settings immediately after graduation.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

4.5 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC participates in a number of international research and educational programmes which afford you the opportunity to undertake part of your BSc studies abroad. Currently we have links with Finland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Netherlands, France, England, and the U.S. Study abroad opportunities in other countries is also a possibility.

Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,394

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • A highly sought-after course, as evidenced by the consistently high points required for entry to the course.
  • Offer you a wide variety of clinical placements across a number of university hospitals and community facilities, representing all of the major medical specialties.
  • It is also unique in that it is one of the few places in Ireland where you can undertake this integrated degree.
  • Offer opportunities to study abroad and have a large suite of postgraduate courses available to our graduates to facilitate further study needs.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements


  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.


  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Medicine and Health: Nursing Studies. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 6.0
TOELF: College of Medicine and Health: Nursing Studies.

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 20; Reading 19; Speaking 21; Writing 20
    Pearson PTE Academic: College of Medicine and Health: Nursing Studies. 63 Minimum individual sections 59

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

The course aims to provide you with sound clinical nursing skills (and the supporting knowledge base) necessary for starting your professional career as a children’s or general nurse. These skills will be further developed through clinical experience and further study at postgraduate and in-service levels. You will also develop skills in independent thinking, problem solving, and analytical and clinical decision-making, as well as fundamental research utilisation and application skills. On graduation, you may seek employment in children’s or general nursing. Both children’s and general nurses work in a wide range of areas including hospitals, community/home nursing, schools, and nursing homes.
Traditionally, Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries, enhancing work opportunities abroad, in particular in the UK, Canada, Australia and the US.