- A first degree at Honours level, normally, in a related discipline (life sciences, psychology or the social/ behavioural sciences). Graduate attributes associated with learning and research skills will normally be expected.
- GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).
All offers will be subject to the applicants demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviours”, satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks
Months of entry
As a mental health nurse you will work in partnership with individuals experiencing mental health difficulties from a wide range of backgrounds and age-groups.
Approximately 25% of the population are thought to experience some form of mental health problem at any given time.
Mental health nurses are the largest profession working in mental health.
You will draw on a core set of values that inform every aspect of your practice. You will learn to:
- Respect individuals affected by mental health problems
- Value the aspirations of the individual
- Offer meaningful choices in evidence based interventions and care
- Adopt a positive attitude to change and support social inclusion
50% of your time will be spent in classroom based learning and 50% will be spent on placements in clinical settings such as hospitals and community. Your placements and classroom studies will alternate in blocks of several weeks.
Entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
Information for international students
International qualifications will be considered for equivalency using NARIC. International candidates will be required to complete IELTS with scores of at least 6.5 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing and speaking sections and the overall average score must be 6.5 or above.
Fees and funding
The Department of Health and Social Care has now confirmed that from August 2018 this course will be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in mental health nursing. Therefore, if you already hold a degree or have previous study you will still be eligible to access the full package of funding. Once you complete this course, from the April following your graduation you will be eligible to make repayments to the total loan balance, but only once you are earning over the threshold. Although the loans are separate they are added together to make the total loan balance after your graduation. In effect, the monthly repayment remains the same as it would have been with just an undergraduate loan.
Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1707 284800