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- A health- or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies.
- A minimum of 650 hours of health- or social-care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate this experience. This, along with a testimony, is a condition for entry to the programme.
- You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.
Months of entry
This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Our partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from and with mental health service users.
Our mental health ward simulations have received Nursing Times Awards for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'.
You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.
Information for international students
Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 or above (formerly grade C) (eg key skills level 2 literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
NHS Training Grant
Nursing students on pre-registration courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back, subject to eligibility criteria. For more information please visit the NHS Business Service Authority.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions team, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
- +44 (0)20 8417 5735