Nursing (Blended Learning) (Mental Health) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Mental Health nursing involves working with people, their families, carers, and communities – all of whom may experience the impact of mental illness. This includes people with formal diagnoses, such as psychosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, as well as those who do not accept or recognise these diagnostic labels. Our Nursing (Blended Learning) Mental Health BSc(Hons) course has been designed to help you become a confident, competent, and compassionate nurse, with our team supporting you to develop the intellectual, personal, and professional skills you need. If you would like to become a Mental Health nurse and are in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire, this course is for you. If you are outside these areas, please visit Health Education England for more information. Why Study Nursing (Blended Learning) Mental Health BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This blended learning mental health degree allows you to learn using mainly digital technologies, offering a flexible way to study. You’ll benefit from hands-on experience, and you’ll attend campus for a maximum total of 20 days per year of the course. This allows you to develop skills in a safe and controlled environment, attend occupational health sessions, and undertake mandatory training. You’ll also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home. You can borrow a clinical skills kit to familiarise yourself with fundamental equipment you may use in practice, and become part of an online community, to showcase your work and interact with peers and tutors. You’ll also learn through independent, self-directed study, developing confidence in your self-discipline and organisational skills. In 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus, too, allowing you to learn from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Nursing (Blended Learning) Mental Health BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Mental Health Nursing.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Becoming a Professional - Mental Health Nursing (Blended Learning) • Introduction to Mental Health Nursing (Blended Learning) • Nursing Practice 1 (Blended Learning) • Nursing Practice 2 (Blended Learning) • Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing (Blended Learning). To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Learning and teaching on this course is delivered online through synchronous and asynchronous seminars, group work, simulation, and practical skills experience. Assessment methods involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency-based learning, reports, presentations, and examinations. Practice placement experiences will see you learn and be assessed in a real practice setting, under the supervision of appropriately qualified practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors. You’ll be assessed whilst on placement through a Practice Assessment Document (PAD).

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not currently open to International and EU Learners.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England ( for information on your nearest course provider. In addition, you must have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Ofqual regulated Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of mental health nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. You must have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and the ability to access and use online study guidance and support as this course is delivered through distance learning. Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You’ll need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. You must meet the NMC (2018c) entry requirements in respect of literacy and numeracy, good character and good health. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. If you have alternative qualifications, including the nursing associate foundation degree, you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £19800 Year 1
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website -

Nursing (Blended Learning) (Mental Health) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS