University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of individuals with mental health difficulties and their families, on a course ranked top 5 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021.
  • Access our Clinical Simulation Centre, including our wards and community flat, to practise scenarios created with people who have lived experience and actors.
  • Spend half of your training in clinical placements, to practise your skills in healthcare settings like acute inpatient, community and specialist mental health services, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.
  • Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS. Many are also active researchers, investigating topics like ethics and compassionate practice.
  • Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to work as a mental health nurse once you’ve graduated.
What you will study On this course, you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of people with mental health difficulties and their families. In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to mental health nursing, including concepts of caring, physical health sciences, and public health promotion, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll explore self-awareness and the ability to use the self therapeutically, to begin delivering effective, evidence-based care to people experiencing specific mental health difficulties. You’ll also learn how to empower people on their recovery journeys, utilising mental health policy and multi-agency approaches. In your third year, you’ll develop your decision-making and leadership skills, and will gain an interesting perspective into how psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal influences have an impact on the way patient care is provided. You’ll be exposed to a variety of mental health clinical practice experiences where you’ll learn interpersonal engagement and assessment strategies to use with service users, and how to effectively provide care when patients are in crisis. Foundation year The BSc Nursing with foundation has an additional year of study designed to support your transition on to latter years of the course. You will study full-time for one year at foundation level, and after successfully completing it you will be ready to move on to the next three years of the course. Students will be required to undertake some local insight days as part of their foundation year programme. These local insight days will be arranged by the University. Students will be responsible for associated costs (i.e. travel).

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B761
Institution code:
S85
Campus name:
Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account qualifications achieved, predicted grades, personal statement and academic reference. Conditional offers are specified in terms of required grades; we do not make offers in terms of overall UCAS tariff. We understand that predicted grades are an estimate and will consider applicants who have predicted grades that are a little lower than our published requirement. Any offers we make will align with the grades shown above unless a grade reduction can be offered under our Contextual Admissions policy or our In2Surrey scheme. Details can be found here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/contextual-admissions-policy Applicants with a mixed qualification profile (e.g. those taking A-levels and BTEC qualifications) are encouraged to contact [email protected] for guidance on the grades accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)77.0 overall with 7.0 in each element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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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

Please see the University's website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2023/24: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2023-entry

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries for more details. The Government has announced that from September 2020 it’s introducing an annual maintenance payment of at least £5,000 for all new and continuing pre-registration nursing, midwifery, and many allied health students studying at English higher education providers. The funding will not need to be repaid. You can read the full announcement on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year

Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing) with Foundation Year at University of Surrey - UCAS