Mental Health Nursing at Bangor University - UCAS

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Course summary

Mental health (MH) student nurses learn about working with people of all ages experiencing a range of mental health issues in a variety of settings, addressing not only their mental health but also their physical, social and spiritual needs. MH Nurses work in a variety of settings which are reflected in the clinical placement opportunities which include child and adolescent MH, adult MH in hospital, prison and forensic services, therapeutic substance misuse services and nursing homes. Mental health nursing at Bangor will lead you to an exciting and rewarding, though demanding, career as a mental health nurse. The course will enable you to develop your career working with people of all ages who are facing physical and mental health challenges, or living with learning disabilities, who need professional mental health nursing care. You can experience a very wide range of community- and inpatient-based clinical practice placements across north Wales as a mental health nursing student, which could include:

  • Child and adolescent mental health services in the community and residential setting.
  • Mental health hospital care for adults and older people with 24-hour needs.
  • Multidisciplinary community mental health teams for adults and older people.
  • Prison and forensic medium secure hospital services with links to the criminal justice service.
  • Home treatment, rehabilitation and step-down recovery services.
  • Perinatal mental health services.
  • Memory services.
  • Liaison mental health services.
  • Therapeutic substance misuse, peer support and detoxification services.
  • Interprofessional Independent hospitals and nursing homes. This course offers the opportunity to gain a degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
This 3-year undergraduate programme is made up of interprofessional modules and field specific mental health modules that equate 120 credits per year. Bangor accepts applications for nursing courses throughout the year, while places are still available. As some pathways do become full we recommend applications are submitted as soon as possible. Flexibility in where you study You will be able to use the comprehensive range of facilities for all students at our campuses at both Bangor and Wrexham, and regional learning hubs are being established giving you real flexibility in how and where you learn. 


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

How to apply

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria, please see the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.  Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview. Entry Process for Professional Courses [see note*] PLUS Academic requirements. We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. Please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. for further details on accepted qualifications, please see our website. We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements. International Applicants: As this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from international students.

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 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 and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Mental Health Nursing at Bangor University - UCAS