BSc (Hons) Nursing (BUE)

This programme is delivered by the British University in Egypt (BUE), in Cairo. It is validated by both Queen Margaret University and BUE and successful graduates receive certificates from both partners. Through our rigorous quality assurance procedures we ensure that the programme has the same academic standards as equivalent awards delivered by QMU.

The aim of this programme is the development of quality professional nursing personnel who can deliver to accepted standards and support the development of the health sector in Egypt. Nursing content is introduced in a mix of face-to-face and online lectures, nursing skills are practiced in well-equipped laboratories, and work-based learning in clinical placements allows students to develop the competencies required of a professional nurse in Egypt whilst under supervision in a safe environment.  These competencies are defined in ‘National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) Nursing Education’ published by NAQAAE in 2017.

Programme details

Title :  BSc (Hons) Nursing

SCQF Level : 10

Mode of delivery :  full-time, on campus

Duration :  3 years FT

Language of delivery :  English


First approved:  2007

Most recent approval:  February 2022

External accreditation or recognition:  Programmes delivered by BUE are approved by the Supreme Council of Universities

Programme structure

Summary of structure

Most students will require to undertake a Preparatory Year (SCQF Level 7)

Degree Year 1 (SCQF Level 8)

  • Adult Health Nursing (30 credits)
  • Critical Care and Emergency Nursing (30 credits)
  • Nursing in a Global Context (20 credits)
  • Teaching and Learning in the Context of Nursing (20 credits)
  • Applied Science: Nutrition and Pharmacology (20 credits)

Degree Year 2 (SCQF Level 9)

  • Maternal and Women's Health (30 credits)
  • Child and Adolescent Health (30 credits)
  • Nursing Management, Leadership and Informatics (30 credits)
  • Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Statistics (30 credits)

Degree Year 3 (SCQF Level 10)

  • Community Health Nursing and Care of the Older Adult (30 credits)
  • Mental Health Nursing (30 credits)
  • Advanced Specialised Nursing Practice (Elective) (20 credits)
  • Dissertation Proposal (40 credits)

Key features

Short blocks of placement are included in each year of study.

The clinical nursing modules are delivered over an 11 week period, 9 weeks on campus and 2 weeks which overlap the 4 week clinical placement (this teaching is delivered in person at the placement location).  The other nursing modules are delivered over a 9 week period on campus.  Week 14 is a revision week and Week 15 is the final assessment period.

Professional registration - in order to achieve professional registration as a nurse graduates must complete a one-year internship after completing their degree.

Any other important points - this degree is not approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and does not lead directly to registration to work in the UK. 

Admission criteria

Preparatory Year Route: The majority of entrants come via BUE’s Preparatory Year route.  In order to be admitted to the Nursing degree programme, Preparatory Year graduates must achieve a pass in at least 100 credits, in addition to having successfully completed the Intermediate English module (IELTS 5.0 equivalent).  Students are permitted to enter the degree programme trailing no more than 20 failed credits, as specified in the University’s Undergraduate Academic Regulations.

Direct Entry Route: Graduates of Technical Nursing Institutes with a score of at least 75% in the Technical Nursing Diploma may be admitted to Year 1 of the programme.  They must also have successfully completed the equivalent of the Intermediate English module.  These applicants have to attend an interview in the Faculty of Nursing.

Students seeking a transfer from another university’s Nursing Faculty may apply for APL/APEL or other equivalency, to be awarded exemption from all or part of BUE’s Preparatory Year.  Cases are assessed on an individual basis and in accordance with the University’s Undergraduate Academic Regulations.