Taught course

Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

UK bachelors degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning as a condition of entry to the programme. Applicants for the MSc option must include 675 hours prior clinical learning as part of this claim. Subject to satisfactory health and DBS checks.

English language: band 5D, IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components .

Months of entry


Course content

Become a Nurse, or expand your practice, and change patients' lives in a global top 100* university.

This graduate-entry accelerated course provides you with the skills and expertise to work in the care of people across the spectrum of society as a Mental Health Nurse. This course also enables applicants who are already graduate nurses to gain registration in a second field of practice in around 20 months through recognition of prior learning.

You'll study a course accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with whom you will be eligible to register after successful completion, in a department ranked 6th in the world for Nursing.**

This course has two routes: the MSc and the PG Diploma. After you've successfully completed the PG Diploma you can also ‘top up’ to a full MSc by completing a dissertation module.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

**QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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