Mental Health Nursing at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is No.2 in the UK and No.1 in London for Mental Health Nursing (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023).
  • We won two awards at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards, including Teaching Innovation of the Year for our simulated public health elective. This was part of our annual student nursing electives programme, which was also nominated for the Best Student Experience award, where students are supported to organise their own national or international placement of their choosing.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn with and from people with lived experience of mental health challenges at the Recovery College.
  • 50% of the course will be on placement or in our award-winning simulation suites (Student Nursing Times Awards 2019), developing practical and therapeutic skills.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Mental health nursing is a highly rewarding career where you can make a real difference. This course leads to registration as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You’ll learn first-hand from mental health service users and carers, through our partnerships with service user and carer-led organisations. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning in a wide range of placements. Our placement providers include South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and independent hospitals, including the Priory Group. This course will be updated to reflect the new NMC standards. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our graduates work as mental health staff nurses, forensic staff nurses, research nurses, psychiatric liaison nurses and in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).


Example modules -Therapeutic Interventions in Nursing: Bio-Psycho Social Approaches -Coordinating the Care of People with Complex Mental Healthcare Needs

  • Introduction to Professional Practice.
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by practice supervisors/assessors in practice placements. All our students have their own identified personal tutor who provides personal, professional and academic support.

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

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other elements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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

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Mental Health Nursing at Kingston University - UCAS