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Course summary

OVERVIEW This exciting, two-year pre-registration MSc Mental Health Nursing is underpinned by master’s level education, enabling you to become a highly educated mental health nurse with longer term potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles. It is designed for graduates of biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject subjects. The MSc Mental Health Nursing is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration as a Registered Nurse (Mental health). Throughout the course, you will critically explore systematic approaches to the delivery of nursing care in response to health improvement and health promotion strategies based on local, national and international targets. Practice-based learning makes up 50% of the course with placements available with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Clyde Area), NHS Highland (Argyll and Bute) and NHS The State Hospital. You will utilise our innovative clinical skills suites and develop your nursing skills out in practice in areas such as mental health in-patient settings, the community and in the prison service. You will also focus on developing communication and interpersonal skills that will enhance your ability to provide values-based, person-centred, compassionate care and develop comprehensive knowledge of mental health nursing and associated current healthcare interventions. You will undertake a piece of substantive research on a topic of contemporary practice specific to mental health nursing. PRACTICAL FOCUS Practice-based learning makes up 50% of the course with placements available with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Clyde Area), NHS Highland (Argyll and Bute) and NHS The State Hospital. Through your placements, you will experience the 24*7 continuum of care which represents contemporary healthcare delivery, enhancing your clinical skills and integrating theory with practice. RELATED COURSES If you are interested in studying for a pre-registration Mental Health Nursing degree (BSc Mental Health Nursing), see our web course entry for this: https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/mental-health-nursing/ If you are a graduate, you may also be interested in our postgraduate pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing (UCAS: BR40) or MSc Midwifer (UCAS: B722). PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The MSc Mental Health Nursing is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating course of study that will prepare you for a successful career as an adult nurse. UWS produces nurses of the future who are fit-for-practice and who will contribute to the leadership of a competent, dynamic workforce. Upon graduation from the MSc, you could find yourself working in a variety of different areas such as forensic mental health, dementia care, children and young peoples’ mental health or substance misuse. Further Study Further study can lead to specialist roles such as a Health Visitor, District Nurse or Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Some graduates choose further study, leading to a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Professional Doctorate (DProf).

Modules

Our pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing is designed around the new NMC pre-registration education standards, proficiencies and practice supervision. It has three parts over the two academic years, each part containing a mixture of theory and practice core modules. There are three core 20-credit modules in Part 1 and there are two core 30-credit modules in Part 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60-credit theory/practice dissertation module. Clinical Practice Placements x 6 are attached to core modules and vary in length. Part 1: PgCert - The PgCert award is academic and carries no professional recognition from the NMC. In order to meet the NMC standards (NMC, 2010) you must successfully complete all theory and practice elements of Part 1 before progressing to Part 2. Part 2: PgDip - In order to meet the NMC standards, students must successfully complete all theory and practice elements of Part 2 before progressing to Part 3. The PgDip Health Studies award is academic and carries no professional recognition from the NMC. Part 3: MSc - Students who have met the NMC Standards (NMC, 2010) and 180 credits at SCQF Level 11 will progress to Award of MSc Mental Health Nursing and be eligible to enter the NMC Register as an mental health nurse.

Assessment method

Our ongoing assessment strategy aims to support learning and has been designed to assess your knowledge of nursing at SCQF Level 11. The degree embraces a variety of teaching and learning strategies which include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, self-directed learning, professional development planning and reflection.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BR60
Institution code:
U40
Campus name:
Lanarkshire Campus
Campus code:
I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. For NMC Pre-registration courses, these requirements are highter than for other courses. Please see below.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject, plus National 5 Maths/Applications of Maths/Lifeskills Maths Grade C

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Group Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

A numeracy test may be provided for applicants who do not meet the course Maths requirement


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking components and 6.5 in the Writing component

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. However, for Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (eg. BSc Adult Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing, MSc Mental Health Nursing, BSc Midwifery and MSc Midwifery), applicants are require to have a higher English language ability than the majority of other courses at UWS; this requirement is governed and controlled by the NMC. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS and in placements. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.

UWS's English language requirements

https://www.uws.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £18000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are charged per year of the programme
Mental Health Nursing with Registration (MSc) at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS