Nursing (Mental Health) at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

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

Nursing (Mental Health)

Course summary

Modern society understands that our mental health is as important as our physical health. Develop in to a competent Mental Health Nurse who is empowered to work in partnership with service users, their families and the wider community. Why choose this course?

  • Eligible students can apply for a non-repayable £5,000 NHS grant per academic year
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council approved programme
  • 6th in England for Nursing and Midwifery (Complete University Guide, 2022)
  • Top 20 for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
  • Finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2024 for both University Educator of the Year and Best Student Experience
Mental Health Nurses support and care for individuals experiencing mental ill health and play a crucial role in positively impacting and influencing the outcomes of their service users. Person- centred care is at the heart of our programme, which acknowledges that all people are individuals with physical, emotional, social, and cultural needs. Severe and enduring mental illness can adversely affect someone’s physical health, so health promotion and education will be key aspects of your role as a mental health nurse. Our Mental Health Nursing programme aims to produce nurses who are self-aware, reflective and are a positive role model for the people in their care, displaying resilience and compassion. You will apply your skills, identifying opportunities to educate and support people at every stage of their lives. Underpinning this will be early intervention in children and young people’s mental health, recognising the impact of adverse childhood experiences on mental health across the lifespan. It is also recognised that by 2025, over a million people in the UK will be diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer’s’ Society 2019) and mental health nurses will be pivotal in prevention, early identification, assessment, and intervention for cognitive impairment. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see the Keele University website for the full range of qualifications considered

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. This can be either in person or remotely, as appropriate.

Fees and funding

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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 .

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Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:

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From Friday 5 July: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 15 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 16 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 17 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 18 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 19 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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Nursing (Mental Health) at Keele University - UCAS