Taught course

Acute Mental Health Care

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You require a first degree or qualifications at Level 9 or above, or qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent to SCQF level of a 1st degree

You also require experience of working in a care environment that enables you to have access to a clinical supervisor.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Acute Mental Health care course is set up to develop confidence in your skills and to enhance care delivery. The content of the course reflects the breadth and depth of knowledge, skill and understanding needed to effectively work with people requiring acute mental health care.

This programme has a strong focus on learning by action. You will investigate evidence-based subjects to enhance the delivery of care to people experiencing acute episodes of care requiring intensive inpatient or community-based care. The programme is committed to ensuring the person experiencing acute mental health issues is placed firmly at the heart of the programme.

Information for international students

The English language level for this Acute Mental Health Care course is: Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this Acute Mental Health Care course, we offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this degree.

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree course at UWS and who need to improve their English

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Jan Meechie
0800 027 1000 (UK) / +44 (0)141 849 4101 (R.O.W)