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 and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
24-36 months


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 482585