Taught course

Nursing - Mental Health

Birmingham City University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or better in relevant health, science or social science subject area. However, a degree at 2:2 may be considered, depending on experience. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

Applicants are required to undertake a face-to-face engagement, normally in the format of an interview. Interviews are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams. Find out more about online interviews.
All offers are subject to satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service report and registration with Independent Safeguarding Authority.
You should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.
Level 2 Maths and English Language at grade C/4 or above
Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted
Must have been achieved at point of enrolment
Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
Please list these on your application
Additionally, all applicants will need to demonstrate relevant prior learning and suitable health care related experience as follows:
  • 500 Hours of theory that maps to specific Future Nurse proficiencies that are not taught on the MSc Nursing but are required for Nursing Registration.
  • 500 hours of health care related experience undertaken in suitable health care environment.
A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) toolkit has been devised to assist applicants to clearly demonstrate these required elements. We also have a number of workshops that are available for applicants to attend to gain support with their RPL Application.
For Further information please contact our admission team - MscNursing@bcu.ac.uk.
Please note: While we offer blended learning for the academic component of the course, we are only able to offer placement learning experiences in the Midlands area and are unable to supply placements outside these areas. Please email MScNursing@bcu.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding this.

Months of entry


Course content

Our accelerated MSc in mental health nursing will give you the opportunity to qualify as a registered nurse in two years. The course is aimed at people who already hold an undergraduate degree in a health or science related subject, and also have some prior experience in a care setting.

This innovative new blended learning course is supported by Health Education England to enhance the digitisation of the NHS. The majority of the theory element of the course will be delivered online using a variety of virtual and blended learning strategies. Practice placement experiences will take place in the clinical environment with our local NHS partners, supported by practice-orientated simulation activities.

Although this course is full time, the flexible course delivery enables you to balance your studies with other personal commitments. The course will also help you develop the digital skills needed to meet the demands of a changing society.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295