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Course summary

Play a vital role in caring for people living with mental health conditions as a mental health nurse. You’ll learn the specialist skills needed to support them, their families and their carers to help them lead fulfilling lives. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a counselling and communication suite to role play realistic work-based scenarios. Plus, you’ll gain real-life experience in a variety of clinical settings such as NHS Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. Graduate with the highly specialised and sought-after skillset needed for a rewarding career as a Mental Health Nurse.


Year 1 • Assessing needs and planning care in Mental Health Nursing • Biosciences for nursing • Introducing evidence-based practice for nursing • Communication for nursing Year 2 • Providing care in Mental Health Nursing • Applied physiology for Mental Health Nursing • Appraising evidence for practice • Promoting health and preventing ill health • Safe and effective practice • Mother and new-born Year 3 • Enhancing and evaluating care in Mental Health Nursing • Pharmacology and prescribing ready for Mental Health Nursing • Implementing best practice • Complex and critical mental health care • Transition to leadership

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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

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Mental Health Nursing at London South Bank University - UCAS