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Course summary

Thought of becoming a nurse and already hold a degree? This graduate entry accelerated course provides you with the skills and expertise to work as a partner in the care of people across the spectrum of society in the rewarding field of mental health nursing. The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with whom you will be eligible to register after successful completion. Our programme also enables applicants who are already graduate nurses to gain registration in a second field of practice in around 20 months through recognition of their prior learning. Our two year postgraduate Mental Health Nursing course has two routes these are the MSc and the PGDip each have differing entry requirements. After you've successfully completed the PG Dip course you can also ‘top up’ to a full MSc by completing a dissertation module. You'll join a community with a global ranking for nursing and midwifery: 9th in the world and 3rd among UK universities (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021).


Typical modules include: Year 1: An Introduction to Professional Practice (Level 7) Fundamental Aspects of Care for GEN, Global and Public Health, Part 1 Practice Placement 1 for PG Dip Part 1 Practice Placement 2 for GEN.Part 2 Practice Placement 1 for GEN, Person Centred Nursing Care. Year 2: Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (MH Field GEN), Influencing Innovation and Change (Level 7) Managing Acute Changes in Health Status (MH field GEN) Part 2 Practice Placement 2 for PG Dip, Part 3 Placement 1 for PG Dip, Part 3 Placement 2 for PG Dip. For a full list of moduels please visit course page.

Assessment method

Assessments on this PGDip in mental health nursing take the form of essays, exams, projects and professional conversations. Practical skills will be assessed whist you are on placement and recorded by your practice mentor.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2.2 Honours degree or higher, you must have undertaken relevant formal academic study within the past 5 years. Relevant work experience or voluntary work is preferred. GCSEs: Minimum of GCSE Maths and English Language (A*-C or 4-9). GCSE Science (A*-C or 4-9) also required if not offered as a level 3 qualification. Certain GCSE equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

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Nursing - Mental Health (pre-registration) at University of Southampton - UCAS