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Pathway to a degree in Healthcare

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Our part-time Pathway to a degree in Healthcare course has been designed for adults who want to return to education in order to apply to study for a degree.

Modules are taught in the evenings and at weekends. You will study in a relaxed and supportive environment. After studying the pathway you will be able to make an application to study an undergraduate degree in these subject areas:

  • adult nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • child nursing
  • midwifery
  • occupational therapy
  • radiotherapy and oncology
  • diagnostic radiography
  • physiotherapy

How it works

The pathway is made up of 60 credits. This includes two compulsory core modules, made up of 20 credits each, and additional optional modules that will equal 20 credits.

Applicants wishing to enrol on this pathway will need to have gained five GCSEs, grades A-C/9-4. These should include mathematics and English or Welsh.

For the Pathway to a degree in Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy and Oncology, you will need to have gained five GCSEs, grades A-C/9-4. These should include double science, or physics and another science, mathematics and English or Welsh.

Physiotherapy applicants need to have 7 GCSEs A-C/9-4. These should include Maths, English/Welsh and Double Science. Students also need to have achieved a Biology A Level, grade B or above.

Midwifery applicants need to have 5 GCSEs, grade A-C/9-4. These should include Maths, English/Welsh and Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Pathway modules

Core modules

Optional modules

Duration

Under normal circumstances, you can expect to complete the pathway within one year, but you can take longer if needed.

Cost

Find out about funding and finance.

Contact

If you have any queries or would like to know more about this route, please email your query to pathways@cardiff.ac.uk.

Remember to add your name and the type of nursing that interests you in the subject header of the email (eg 'Your Name - Mental Health Nursing')

In the main body of the email please enter a contact telephone number and let us know if you have the required qualifications (5 GCSEs including English/Welsh and Maths).

If you do not have the required qualifications, please tell us what qualifications you hold.

A member of the Pathways team will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Pathways to a degree