Students on this course have typically achieved at least a 2:2 in their degree in a relevant area such as Psychology or Biology or at least a 2:1 in a non-relevant degree subject.
You should have GSCE English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above (or equivalent) and if English is not your first language, an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent is required. Additionally, you should be able to demonstrate evidence of study within the last five years.
The Nursing selection day includes a group style interview and arithmetic and English assessments. You are also required to have an Occupational Health and Criminal Record Check.
Months of entry
Our two-year PGDip in Nursing allows graduates with an honours degree to take the next steps towards a rewarding career in nursing. As a graduate you already have many transferrable skills needed to succeed, including ability to organise, work within a team and manage your time. Your degree means you can complete your nursing qualification and register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)faster.
Working with patients can be challenging and complex. We help you develop the necessary personal and professional qualities of a good nurse. As well as learning about policy and procedure, you will develop important attributes such as empathy and compassion. Additionally you'll learn how to cope with challenging situations and will leave the course feeling confident in a clinical setting.
Nurses require excellent communication. As part of the practical element of the course you will work with other health professionals to manage patients and attend to their specific needs. The mix of contact hours and work placements means when you finish the course you'll have all the necessary skills to deliver a high standard of care.
We understand that it's important for you to gain practical experience and the positive impact it will have on your study. From year one you will develop skills in a clinical environment and be supported by a range of professionals. Working in this environment reminds and motivates you that you will be making a positive difference to the life of others once you are qualified.
As a mental health nurse you will plan and deliver care for patients in hospitals, residential units and patient's homes. You may also find you will develop expertise in a particular area such as substance misuse or adolescence mental health services.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The UK Government has now confirmed that from August 2018 this course will be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England. The funding will work in the same way as the full-time undergraduate programmes.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)330 123 2023