Taught course

Nursing: Adult or Mental Health

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

For the MSc Nursing (Adult/ Mental Health) you will hold a Bachelor's degree with Honours at a 2:1 in any subject or a 2:2 in a health related subject, such as Biological Sciences, Psychology or Public Health.

You must also hold maths and English GCSE grade 4-9 (A-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent.

Prior to beginning the course you will need to have undertaken 750 hours of practice experience. You will then need to submit a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) application portfolio of evidence that documents these 750 hours and includes a CV, record of application for Disclosure Barring Scheme (DBS) and occupational health clearance and a supporting statement reflecting how these experiences have prepared you to undertake the MSc Nursing. You will be supported in preparing this portfolio by a member of the MSc programme team. This portfolio will be assessed using a predefined criteria and once successfully completed you will be offered a firm place on the programme.

If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Nursing is an accelerated nursing course leading to registration as an adult or mental health nurse.

Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career that can offer you a wealth of opportunities once you have qualified. As an autonomous registered nurse, in either the Adult or Mental Health field of practise, you will have the opportunity to work alongside people experiencing changes to their health and wellbeing.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to register your qualification with the NMC and practise as a registered nurse within your chosen field.

Why study MSc Nursing?

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree with Honours from any field of academic study, you can qualify as a nurse in two years on our MSc course instead of three years on a BSc Nursing degree.

If you are unsure which field of nursing practice (Adult or Mental Health) is right for you, on our course you can change your chosen field at the end of the first semester.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to register your qualification with the NMC and practice as a registered nurse within your chosen field.

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