Nursing (Mental Health) at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

On this Masters in mental health nursing, you’ll learn how to deliver care to adults and children with physical, psychological, cognitive and behavioural needs which manifest when living with a mental health illness. You’ll care for people with a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorder. No two patients are the same. Each person will need individually-tailored education, treatment and guidance to manage their symptoms. Supervised work placements allow you to practice what you learn. As well as gaining core caring proficiencies, you’ll be able to work specifically with people who are experiencing mental health illness and distress. You’ll support their recovery, and lead change to improve care for this client group. Specialising as a mental health nurse will make you highly employable in this rewarding profession. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to help plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way. And you’ll be able to register as a qualified mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). What you'll study This programme adheres closely to the six core values of the NHS. These values, enshrined within the NHS Constitution, have been developed by patients, the public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, guide it in the 21st century, and provide common ground for cooperation in achieving shared aspirations. How you'll study The programme places emphasis on independent learning, supported by classroom-based sessions and the use of technology enhanced learning. While the majority of classes will take place at Edge Hill University, some may involve studying at sites other than Ormskirk in which case you will be responsible for travel and parking costs. You will develop clinical skills confidence through a combination of simulated education and extensive time in practice undertaken in hospital and community settings within the NHS, local authorities, and independent and voluntary organisations. Practice settings will be drawn from our network of more than 600 placement locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. You will be supported by a practice placement assessor and supervisor. Placements include weekend, early morning, evening and night work to ensure access to a full range of practice experiences across 24-hour care. You will be responsible for travel and parking costs while on placement. There may also be the opportunity to undertake a practice learning experience outside the region, either within the United Kingdom or internationally.


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Assessment method

Assessment in both theory and practice is continuous, assessed against national outcomes and generic and field competencies, with students required to demonstrate evidence of their achievement. A range of assessment of theory procedures is in place including assignments, seminar presentations, advanced notice examinations, online learning activities, case studies and portfolio work.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above) in a health-related subject. Other subjects may be considered on an individual basis. You will also need GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics. Eligible candidates must provide evidence of study within the five years prior to application and be able to demonstrate relevant voluntary/work experience.

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Nursing (Mental Health) at Edge Hill University - UCAS