Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Mental Health (pre-registration)

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. Graduates with relevant academic and clinical experience can choose to register for a Masters degree instead of the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning claim prior to entry to the programme. Satisfactory health and police checks

Months of entry


Course content

Our two year postgraduate diploma will enable you to deliver exceptional evidence-based nursing care that empowers people to live as independently as possible with their mental health needs. Learning from our world-leading researchers, inspiring and experienced educators and practitioners you will rapidly develop into a highly skilled, knowledgeable nurse, capable of supporting individuals with a wide spectrum of challenges to their mental well-being. We emphasise recognition of personal values such as empathy and compassion, and development of innovative communication and therapeutic interventions shaped by service user preferences and culture. Your theoretical learning is complemented with practical experience in clinical and community settings.

Core modules: Foundations of Nursing Practice, Practice Experience 1, Principles of Nursing Practice. Practice Experience 2, Acute Care Needs, Practice Experience 3.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500