Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Nursing (Mental Health)

University of York · Department of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent.

Additional requirements

  • GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or higher.
  • DBS and Health Assessment checks required.
  • Applicants are required to have at least 780 hours of relevant work experience upon starting the course. 150 of these hours must be worked with a registered nurse, from the same field of practice, who can sign off against the proficiencies for stage one of the BSc programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Convert your undergraduate degree into a career with an accelerated route into mental health nursing. You'll learn how to develop a therapeutic relationship with your clients and gain the skills you need to help people with mental health problems. You'll work with social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors and have opportunities to engage with third sector and service user organisations. You'll graduate ready to register as a highly-skilled nurse, able to provide excellent mental health care. You'll be confident undertaking research and using evidence to develop nursing practice.


After completing this degree you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.

This Masters course draws on our world-leading research to create a unique mental curriculum. You'll learn in an environment which values scholarship, social awareness and research.

Through theoretical study, practical experience and reflective discussion, you'll hone your skills in mental health nursing. We'll encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity that will support your development throughout your career.

The MSc Nursing (Mental Health) is subject to approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the University of York. We hope to confirm details in July 2021, and we will inform applicants of any substantial changes to the programme.

Fees and funding

NHS Learning Support Fund

Eligible nursing and midwifery students can receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year (nhs.uk) to support their academic studies. This is on top of the standard government support for tuition fees and living costs and doesn't need to be paid back.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

David Graham
+44 (0)1904 321321