Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health) - Pre-Registration

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Nursing

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent) preferably a 2:2 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.

Experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment or relevant to your chosen field.

Months of entry


Course content

Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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.

Our 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 master's degree gives you the chance to undertake an Mental Health Nursing course leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The PG Cert second registration course offers qualified nurses (adult, child or learning disability) the opportunity to gain registration as a registered mental health nurse whilst also receiving an academic award. Both courses are available part-time and full-time on the Oxford and Swindon campuses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 482585