Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC Registration

University of Derby · College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants require:

  • Grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Honours degree 2:2 or above
  • 450hrs of work experience (equivalent to 12 full-time (37.5 hrs weeks) in a service user context obtained in the last five years

Months of entry


Course content

  • This is a flexible course with routes to both Postgraduate Diploma and the full MSc possible within just two years of full-time study
  • Both the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc routes lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the end of the two year course, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.
  • You will adopt a person-centred approach to care, develop critical evaluation skills and develop the caring professionalism required to thrive in your career as a nurse
  • Reflecting the postgraduate nature of this degree, you’ll have an increased level of autonomy, with the choice of an option module in the second year
  • The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9250 per year
International students
£14,700 per year

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

Scholarships and bursaries

We also offer a number of funding opportunities for all International students, including discounts, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time: two years (with an optional third year part-time).

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591167