Applicants will normally have a 2:2 degree in any subject area, or equivalent.
GCSE in English Language or English Literature and Maths: grade C/4 or above.
Essential - Experience in a health care role (minimum of 600 hours before the course starts) to be evidenced in Portfolio task. (A template for this portfolio will be sent to you once you've been interviewed for the course)
Months of entry
Our new Master’s degree course in Mental Health Nursing, with professional registration, is open to applicants with a first degree or a higher degree. This course prepares you to work in a variety of mental health settings with a diverse range of people. You’ll gain experience within inter-professional practice and develop skills in mental health nursing across the lifespan.
The NMC’s Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (2018) require programmes leading to registration to be delivered over 4600 hours, with 50% of this theory and 50% practice. The NMC do however permit prior learning, in any subject, to be recognised where this can be mapped against the programme outcomes and requirements. Students applying for this programme will therefore need to demonstrate, through an entry portfolio, that they have the relevant experience and learning prior to entering the course.
One of the primary roles of a mental health nurse is to enable and educate, encouraging those experiencing mental health issues to progress towards recovery. You’ll rehearse practice skills in our dedicated suites, allowing you to integrate your theory into practice in a safe environment.
Your placements will see you work in a number of exciting and diverse locations, from NHS hospitals to care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams, giving you the experience you need to grow in both confidence and competence. In addition, the MSc has a focus on research skills and leadership, which meet required practice gaps. You will also be prepared for continued study at PhD level.
Students on this Master’s course will work alongside the BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing students, but will also complete dedicated study at Master's level to achieve a postgraduate qualification.
Students enrolling on this course are now 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.
Please note that when applying for this course via UCAS, you will need to search for it in the undergraduate category.
Find out more about the course by attending one of our undergraduate or postgraduate Open Day events, as the MSc Mental Health Nursing programme is represented at both.
Not sure which nursing course is for you? Read our guide to nursing courses at BU.
All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
This is a pre-registration nursing course that has been adapted for those students who already have a degree. We also offer a BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing if you don’t have a degree. Students on this PG Dip course will work alongside the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing students; however some units will be grouped with other PG Dip students from other nursing pathways, and your academic tutor will focus on your individual development at Master's level.
From 1 August 2018: Students enrolling on this course are now 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
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)1202 961916