Taught course

Nursing Adult/Child/Mental Health

University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A first class honours degree, 2.1 or 2.2 in a subject related to nursing such human science, health or social care PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs including English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent PLUS experience of working/volunteering in a health/social care setting for at least 12 months or part-time equivalent. • Students who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 6.0 achieved in any element. • Candidates must attend an interview and undertake literacy and numeracy testing. They must also provide evidence of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service and health checks. • Applicants must be eligible for an NHS Bursary.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Health & Social Care offers post graduate pre-registration nursing in three fields of nursing (adult, child and mental health) and has excellent links with the NHS and other care providers. Nursing skills are taught and assessed in four laboratories. Learning clinical skills in the laboratories ensures that students develop competence in a safe, protected environment. In order to develop multi-professional and collaborative working, there is shared learning between nursing and midwifery students in areas such as biological and social sciences, informatics, research, ethics, health policy and management.

This programme offers both practice and theoretical learning in a variety of institutional and community settings. For adult and child nursing, placements are in hospitals and the local community, such as GP practices and with community nurses and health visitors. Mental health nursing placements are much more community-focused, in clinics, forensic services and health centres.

Applications for these programmes should be made via UCAS.

Please note that this programme is not available to international students.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to competently undertake the role and responsibilities of a registered nurse
  • To promote higher order thinking and the potential ability to undertake a leadership role in professional practice
  • To work collaboratively with other professionals, service users and carers.


  • Understanding the Pathophysiology of Ill Health
  • Psychosocial Perspectives on Health
  • National and International Perspectives on Healthcare
  • Field Specific Courses
  • Learning and Teaching in Practice
  • Field Specific Courses

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000