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Course summary

Please note that we are only considering applications for January 2023 entry at this time. The demand for mental health nurses is ever increasing while the requirement for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is also growing. If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years. You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse. Additional information We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.


Developing Mental Health Nursing Practice (NMH011-3) Compulsory Introducing Mental Health Nursing Practice (NMH010-3) Compulsory Preparing For Mental Health Nursing Registration (NMH012-3) Compulsory Clinical Assessment And Decision Making In Mental Health Nursing (NMH003-6) Compulsory Clinical Leadership (NUR012-6) Compulsory Dissertation For Mental Health Nursing Registration (NMH004-6) Compulsory Fundamentals Of Mental Health Nursing (NMH001-6) Compulsory Life, Health And Social Sciences For Nursing (NUR009-6) Compulsory Pharmacology And Medicines Management In Mental Health Nursing (NMH002-6) Compulsory Research Methods For Nursing (NUR011-6) Compulsory Values, Policy And Governance In Nursing And Healthcare (NUR010-6) Compulsory

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for this course is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance; foster active learning, be leaner-centred in approach and draw on expertise-by-experience. The choice of assessments is determined by their fitness for purpose i.e. to evidence achievement of unit learning outcomes at Masters level (Level 7). To enhance your understanding and experiences of assessment practices you will encounter a wide range of formative and summative assessment methods including those that enable you to undertake practice-focussed tasks that have the potential to influence care delivery. Many of the assessment tasks are designed so that you can tailor them to your professional interests, experience and development needs. They are also designed so that you can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant. Examples include: written assignments ranging from reflective pieces to case studies and academic essays as well as assessed practice within your placements. Assessments are also designed to support you integrating learning in theory and practice and in demonstrating that integration. The assessments culminate in a choice of dissertation projects: a service improvement project, a literature review or a research proposal.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

- a 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject * - GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent - IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language. - A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.



Enhanced DBS check

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website,
Mental Health Nursing at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS