Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health) Pre-Registration

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Nursing

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent) preferably in a health or science-related subject. We will however also consider applications from graduates with non-health-related degrees; 5 GCSEs, including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject (ie Chemistry or Biology) at grade C or above; Two recent references, at least one academic; Experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment or relevant to your chosen field; Successful performance in the selection process (including an individual interview). All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise. Securing a place is subject to both a satisfactory DBS and an Occupational Health clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible.

Months of entry


Course content

Mental Health nurses need to be able to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing care across people’s lifespan, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of people experiencing mental problems and their families and carers. As healthcare delivery is constantly changing, it is essential for nurses to be able to work flexibly, interprofessionally and collaboratively in a way that is meaningful and relevant.

This new and exciting curriculum is designed to give graduating mental health nurses the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to influence improvements in practice, and support them to develop their own professional responsibility towards advancing the profession.

Our three-year pre-registration master's degree gives you the chance to undertake a mental health nursing course leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 482585