Mental Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Use your personal and communication skills to learn how to support people with mental health problems, helping them lead a normal life. Qualify as a registered mental health nurse and develop the expertise to be able to support people with mental illnesses in their homes and specialist health services. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Spend time at university honing your specialist knowledge
  • Practise your skills in a supported healthcare environment during placements
  • Learn how to aid the recovery of people with mental health problems, while working alongside those in related health and social care professions, including adult nurses, social workers and dietitians
Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance. Please click “find out more” in the fees and funding section further down this page for full details of any extra costs relating to your course. Completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the NMC as a qualified nurse - mental health nursing. Studying nursing with Leeds Beckett gives you access to a wide variety of placement opportunities within the NHS and the voluntary sector. We can offer these in many settings, including services in drug and alcohol, mother and baby, eating disorders and forensics. You’ll have regular opportunities to interact with mental health service users throughout your study. Your placements will involve shift work and travel within the Leeds area. The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Men Into Nursing Together (MINT). Why study Mental Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Access to specialist facilities - including our Clinical Skills Suite which houses a hospital ward, simulation suite and community area
  • Professional recognition - from the Nursing & Midwifery Council, the nursing and midwifery regulator for the UK
  • Develop practical skills with practice placements - set in real-world, multidisciplinary environments
  • 100% of BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes, 2020-21)


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Becoming a Nursing Student
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Science & Practice
  • Exploring Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Practice Assessments 1 (non-credit bearing)
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Developing Professional Skills
  • Application of Nursing Science & Practice
  • Promoting Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Practice Assessments 2 (non-credit bearing)
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Transition to Registered Nurse
  • Advancing Nursing Science & Practice
  • Population Health & Wellbeing
- Mental Health Practice Assessments 3 (non-credit bearing)

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an online interview. Applicants will be required to provide photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to interview.


Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) and if selected will need to attend an interview. Your UCAS personal statement should include: 1. How you have researched the mental health nursing profession. 2. Any experience you have of engaging with vulnerable people with mental health needs or working within mental health settings. 3. How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days, reading through materials on course webpages or speaking to nurses. 4. Your personal qualities which you feel are related to mental health nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. 5. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. In your personal statement you must provide examples of how you meet the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills. Practical Experience: Care experience of working with vulnerable adults with mental health needs or working within mental health settings is desirable but not a mandatory requirement. If you are unable to demonstrate this, you should have experience of engaging with vulnerable people.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

From September 2020 new and Existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5000 each year from the Government. Further information is available on the Government website.

Mental Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS