Nursing (Mental Health) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview With one in four people experiencing symptoms of mental health problems during their lifetime and society’s increasing interest in and awareness of mental health and wellbeing, mental health nurses are in huge demand. At UEA, we strive to deliver the best education so that you can go on to deliver the best mental health care. As a mental health nurse, you’ll work alongside individuals and their families, empowering them to manage their conditions and work towards recovery through collaborative, person-centered assessment and care. You’ll work with a range of health and social care professionals to provide evidence-based interventions. This is challenging but important and rewarding work. Study for your BSc Mental Health Nursing at UEA and you will benefit from service-user contact from the very outset and a personal mentor to guide you throughout. Mental Health Nursing degree provides rigorous training, fantastic placement opportunities and is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). About This Course As a student at UEA, you’ll study aspects of mental health nursing which include core nursing skills and those needed in more specialist mental health areas such as working with children and with people who have dementia. Your studies will be split 50/50 between academic theory and hands-on practice. You’ll undertake a range of placements in the community, hospitals and specialist care units. You will study alongside other healthcare students, giving you a greater insight into the responsibilities and roles of other healthcare professions. You’ll graduate fully equipped with the skills and experience you will need for a career working with people with complex mental health problems. With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Mental Health Nursing degree provides rigorous training, fantastic placement opportunities and is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Highlights of Mental Health Nursing at UEA:

  • A wide range of placements including community settings, hospitals and specialist care units
  • Regular group work with other healthcare students
  • Excellent facilities including skills and simulation laboratories
  • Research led teaching
  • Exploration of contemporary practice in small seminar groups
  • In your final year, you will participate in a five-week professional development placement. The practice area can be of your choice, with the option to apply for an international placement
  • As a final year student, you will choose one module to study from a range of options that will give you an insight into an area of nursing that interests you
  • Excellent facilities including anatomy suite, up-to-date simulation skills rooms and equipment
  • Highly motivated students and support from student representatives
  • A highly supportive culture
  • A passionate teaching team with a rich and varied range of practice experience
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: GCSE grade 4 or C in English Language and Mathematics. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Offers will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references. We will let you know what you need to do (and when) to meet these conditions if you are successful in gaining an offer As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level: • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee, whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Nursing (Mental Health) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS