Taught course

Mental Health Nursing

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
  • GCSE English/Maths: C/4
  • In addition, an entry portfolio that demonstrates the relevant previous experience and learning is required for entry to this postgraduate pre-registration nursing course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study MSc Mental Health Nursing at BU?

  • The NMC permit prior learning, in any subject, to be recognised where it meets course outcomes and requirements - applicants will need to demonstrate this in an entry portfolio
  • Blending theory with real-world experience, this course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to register and practice as a registered mental health nurse
  • You will complete dedicated study at Master’s level to achieve a postgraduate qualification, with a focus on research skills and leadership
  • 50% of the course is spent in practice placements to gain practical mental health nursing experience in various healthcare environments such as care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams
  • Newly built skills facilities include simulated community home settings and hospital wards, allowing you to learn and practice safely
  • Our annual Careers Fair has numerous healthcare exhibitors in attendance, helping you to gain employment as a registered nurse on completion of the course. 

Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will prepare you to be eligible to register and practice as a registered (mental health) nurse and to graduate with an MSc Mental Health Nursing award.   

Funding support: Nursing students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year and mental health nursing students may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 specialist subject payment. Find out more information about the funding.

Students enrolling on this course may also be eligible to apply for loans from the Student Loans Company. These cover tuition fees of up to £9,250 per year and support living costs. These loans are the same as those available to undergraduate students.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7.0 in all other components. The NMC also accept the Occupational English Test (OET).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£15,000

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961916