Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration)

Institution
University of Essex · School of Health and Human Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Please be aware that we are not able to accept applications for deferred entry for this course.

Our applicants should have:

  • A relevant honours degree, minimum classification: Lower Second Second (e.g. 2:2 in a life or social science such as biology- psychology, sociology, or sports science)
  • Successful performance at interview, which includes an assessment of literacy and numeracy.

You must also have: two satisfactory references (including an academic reference and one work-based), a satisfactory Work Health Assessment/Occupational health check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly known as CRB) – both of these are organised by the University.

In order to gain entry to the programme you must demonstrate that you have both academic achievement and appropriate voluntary/occupational experience (see below “Successful sign-off of the APEL process”).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Do you have experience in a healthcare role? Are you a graduate who cares about people? If you are keen to become a health professional and want to shape the future of nursing, read on to find out how we can help you achieve these objectives.

As a mental health nurse, you focus on the therapeutic relationship with those with mental ill health, and with their families. You provide the support and treatment to meet their physical, psychological, social, mental and spiritual care needs. More than anything else, mental health nursing requires empathy and compassion, to care about the people you are working with.

You will receive a contemporary and relevant nurse education programme, integrated into a University that is one of the UK's top 10 research institutions. We specialise in applied, multidisciplinary research, and also host the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England.

This course will enable you to enter into an exciting and diverse career where you can have a real impact. As we focus solely on adult nursing and mental health nursing, you can study with us knowing that you will graduate with the best possible training in your field. Communication skills are essential to set patients at ease under pressurised and sometimes difficult situations, as is the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care offered to each patient. Of course, as a nurse, it is important to look after your own well-being and you will be encouraged to explore how to cope with the challenges that this career can bring.

Our MSc Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) is one several options for studying nursing within our School of Health and Human Sciences, all of which lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and an associated academic award; for a full list of the courses available, and information on all of the routes into Nursing available at Essex including our Return to Practice course, please see our department pages.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum component score of 7.0

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk