Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health)

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require a degree with a classification of 2.2 or better in health related subjects such as health studies, biology, psychology, sociology. However graduates from other disciplines can also be considered. Because this programme is delivered in two years all applicants will need to meet Accredited Prior Learning requirements and to do so will need to demonstrate health related experience Please follow the link above to download our FAQ sheet for more detailed information on Accredited Prior Learning and how it is applied. In accordance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you will also need GCSE maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health field) at Middlesex University offers graduates of courses other than nursing the opportunity to gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health Nurse. This new course has been developed with clinical colleagues and enables you to gain nursing registration in two years (with accreditation).

Graduate entry nursing programmes are becoming increasingly important in the UK as the health sector requires nurses to take on higher-level responsibilities and recognises the value of prior academic and related work experience among those studying nurses courses.

The course offers flexible entry routes to graduates from health and non-health related subjects, recognising previous academic experience (APL). It also recognises learning from experience within the workplace, for students who may have undertaken graduate studies and continued their learning within the workplace (APEL).

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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