Taught course

Mental Health Nursing

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:2 degree in any subject area, or equivalent international degree level qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

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. 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.

You'll rehearse practice skills in our dedicated suites, allowing you to integrate your theory into practice in a safe environment. You'll also experience at least 2,500 hours of placements which is required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Because of this requirement, the course duration is a minimum of three years to ensure you gain this valuable experience. The health economy is rapidly changing and future nurses are likely to be located in a broader range of workplaces. Your placement opportunities will therefore be in a diverse range of settings which include the growing independent sector as well as care within the community, preparing you to work effectively and meet the health care needs of an increasing ageing population. After graduating you'll have met the standards and competencies set by the NMC to register as a mental health nurse.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
See website for further details
International students

For courses starting in September 2018:

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: Funding information is currently unavailable, as soon as more information is released it will be updated on our website.
  • International (non-EU): Year 1: £14,500

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961916