Taught course

Mental Health Nursing with Registration

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

Entry requirements

Candidates must: Possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject Provide a personal/employer reference Provide an academic reference and formal university transcript demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy Undertake successful personal interview, health screening and Protection of Vulnerable Groups screening Overseas applicants only: Complete the academic version of the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections and at least an overall score of 7.0 (NMC Circular 1/2007). Please note: applications should be submitted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UWS institution code is U40.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting and innovative two year course is the first of its kind in Scotland and offers the academic award of MSc Mental Health Nursing and ultimately prepares students for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse.

It is aimed at those with an appropriate degree in health, biological or social sciences, nursing or a related subject who wish to change career path. This programme reinforces Scotland’s health priorities and will develop students’ abilities to make a valuable, credible and significant impact on the health of the population. It builds on existing knowledge and skills acquired from both previous academic study and experiential learning.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)