Adult and Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS

City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Adult and Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc

Course summary

This course is for students who already have a degree in any subject and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. City is the first institution to offer an MSc of this kind, crossing both the adult and mental health nursing specialisms. The course was designed to meet the need of the healthcare sector and the ambitions of many nurses to be able to fully support their patients, both physically and mentally. The MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. You will graduate as a nurse eligible to register with the NMC as an adult and mental health nurse, leaving you equipped to support the delivery of quality healthcare in a contemporary health service. Mental illness has a huge impact on the physical health of an individual. People with mental health conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, such as diabetes and heart conditions. In addition, people with long-term physical health conditions are more likely to suffer from a mental health issue, particularly depression. There is a need to develop a nursing workforce that is fit for the current demands of healthcare in the UK.


You are given the opportunity to combine theoretical study with clinical experience. Your practice experience will take place in a variety of settings, such as acute hospital units and service users’ own homes. You will spend around half your time on clinical placements. You will also complete a dissertation, which will enable you to choose a relevant topic of interest to you and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of this. Core modules:

  • Foundations for Evidence Informed Nursing Knowledge and Care Across the Lifecourse (30 credits)
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care (15 credits)
  • Integration of care for people with acute and long term needs across health and social care (Adult and Mental Health) (30 credits)
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice (15 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing (15 credits)
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice (Adult and Mental Health) (15 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Across Health and Social Care (15 credits)
- Practice 3: Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice (Adult and Mental Health) (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the MSc, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays, seminars or presentations. As part of the MSc you are expected to complete a dissertation, this will involve a systematic literature review of integrated practice, which is the foundation of this programme and the future of contemporary nursing practice. Your final degree classification is calculated from the first, second and final years.

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

Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplines with lower second class honours (2.2 Hons) degree or above. You must demonstrate an awareness of health or health-related care issues and have worked at least 500 clinical hours to be eligible for the MSc programme. Applicants must have a grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency

Student Outcomes

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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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Adult and Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS