Taught course

Nursing (Pre-Registration) Mental Health MSc

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

Entry requirements

You must have the following: * An Honours degree (2:1) or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed. On occasions we may accept a Honours degree (2:2) with substantial relevant experience * Completed 12 years of general education * GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme or equivalent * Applicants are required to successfully demonstrate that they have completed 550 hours of theory through studying/reading and 325 hours of practice before they start the course using Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] requirement). A broad range of experience can be used for this including observations and reading. Your experience and learning may have occurred outside a typical ‘practice’ area but is still applicable, for example you may have cared for a family member or a friend and as a result observed different aspects of nursing/care on an informal basis. If you are successful at interview support will be provided on how to complete this document face-to-face, by phone or on-line If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our [Where are you from](https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/) information pages. If you hold any other qualifications which are not listed, please contact us before applying for this course. Offers will be subject to an interview, an Occupational Health assessment and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), occupational health clearances and APL (NMC) evidence prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. In addition to the [accreditation of prior learning](http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl) (APL) required for entry to the course, you may also be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards the academic credit on this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. Please note: there are a limited number of places on the course and the demand is generally high, therefore we may not interview all applicants who meet the required entry criteria due to this competitive process.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

**Being a mental health nurse requires patience, empathy and listening skills. You will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, personal and professional skills required for practice.** This will also help you to develop critical and analytical skills to become a competent, caring, compassionate, courageous and committed registered nurse. Using a person-centred approach you will learn how to facilitate recovery of service users in various settings, including those who are acutely ill, those in rehabilitation services and those experiencing long-term conditions across the lifespan. You will also have opportunities to learn about partnership approaches to caring for service users, carers and families. This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied at undergraduate degree level in a health related subject, to undertake a two year fulltime Master’s course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse for mental health. Clinical placements will be undertaken throughout the course in a range of primary and secondary care settings, where you will focus on caring for individuals across the lifespan. This course is currently regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1484 473015