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Course summary

Why study mental health nursing with us At least one in four people will experience mental distress during their lifetime – and nurses are a vital part of their recovery. Our specialist course will help you develop the unique skill set and confidence to succeed in a challenging yet rewarding career that positively impacts on the lives of patients. A shortage of mental health nurses in the UK means many of our recent graduates with nursing qualifications were able to secure graduate employment or go onto further study (DLHE 2017). Nursing education in the mental health field will build on your passion for helping others. You’ll develop a holistic approach to assessing, treating, care planning and supporting people to recover and live the best lives possible. With plenty of hands-on experience throughout your nursing study, you’ll also gain the observation and communication skills to confidently collaborate with service users, families, carers and colleagues. In fact, many of our students secure their first job with a placement host. Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be able to get professional status as a registered mental health nurse and gain registration with the NMC. How you'll apply your mental health nursing skills You’ll spend 50% of your course building your practical experience through a variety of unique clinical placement opportunities with our NHS partners across London. These include the prestigious Barts Health NHS Trust , Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and many more. We’ve got state-of-the-art nursing skills labs, professional training equipment and a building set up to deliver high-fidelity simulations in areas such as resuscitation and dealing with the seriously ill. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects at our research centres, including our Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC), our Research Centre for Transcultural Studies and our Centre for Coproduction. The unique skillset you’ll develop will open up opportunities within mental health nursing, teaching, research, educational outreach, public health, the voluntary sector and the armed forces. Get the support you need to succeed When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject. Accreditation Our degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Year 1 - Compulsory Foundations of Expansive Learning (15 Credits) Practice Learning 1 Mental Health (30 credits) Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Knowledge (30 credits) Foundations of Scientific Principles for Mental Health Nursing (30 credits) Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (15 Credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Developing Expansive Learning (15 Credits) Practice Learning 2 (30 credits) Developing Nursing Knowledge in Mental Health Nursing (30 credits) Developing Scientific Principles for Mental Health Nursing (30 credits) Developing Professional Nursing Practice in Mental Health Nursing (15 credits) Year 3 - Compulsory Consolidating Expansive Learning (15 credits) Practice Learning 3 (30 credits) Consolidating of Nursing Knowledge in Mental Health Nursing (30 credits) Consolidating Scientific Principles for Mental Health Nursing (30 credits) Consolidating Professional Nursing Practice in Mental Health Nursing (15 credits)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

International students are eligible to apply for this course. However, we will not be able to support international students who require a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on course page at Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With a minimum of 6.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Certain units within the Access course will be accepted as proof of English, Mandatory L3 units: - Essay Writing - Reading and Comprehension of Texts Optional units, not all Access courses have these: - Speaking and Listening Skills - Writing Standard English - Finding and Reading Information - Examination Skills: Preparing for and - - Succeeding in an Examination - Note-taking and Note-making - Report Writing - Writing and Delivering Seminar Papers Certain units within the Access course will be accepted as proof of Maths Level 2: - Arithmetic Skills for Health Studies

Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at
Nursing (Mental Health) at Middlesex University - UCAS