Nursing (Mental Health) at University of Brighton - UCAS

Course summary

*Mental health nurses work with people experiencing a wide range of mental experiences and distress. * Our mental health nursing students learn to promote personal recovery and physical health using the head (knowledge, critical thought and enquiry), the heart (emotion and attunement) and hand (the practice of nursing) through attention to therapeutic relationship with service users, families and carers. You will be supported to pro-actively engage with your learning through self-assessment, peer assessment, problem-based approaches, blended learning technologies, practice-based learning, group work and reflective practice groups. The promotion of lifelong learning is a core value of the course with social learning practices are actively encouraged. 50% of the year is spent on placements in a variety of mental health settings and in simulated healthcare situations to ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practice anywhere in the UK - they are also guaranteed a job with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course does not take applications from International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Sponsorship information

This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see:

Nursing (Mental Health) at University of Brighton - UCAS