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Course summary

Exceptionally rewarding Mental health nursing is a constantly evolving field, with as many as one in four people experiencing a mental health issue each year. We will help you to meet the challenges of effective mental health care provision. Our innovative two-year course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of rewarding mental health nursing opportunities, including in-patient and community settings, reflecting the diversity of mental health specialities. This could include acute psychiatry, child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, substance use and rehabilitation. Many of our graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals in which they gained experience. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing health needs of adults, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system.


Year 1: Assessing, planning and providing care in Mental Health Nursing - • Applied physiology for Mental Health Nursing - Research in health and social care - Promoting health and preventing ill health - Practice Experience Year 1. Year 2: Enhancing and evaluating care in Mental Health Nursing; Acute and complex care in Mental Health Nursing - Mother and new-born - Pharmacology and medicines management in Mental Health Nursing - Transition to Leadership - Practice Learning - Dissertation.

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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LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Bachelor degree (with honours) with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio. Applicants must hold GCSEs A-C in Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Mental Health Nursing at London South Bank University - UCAS