Mental Health Nursing at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree at City prepares students for a fulfilling and rewarding career in mental health nursing. Students learn to provide holistic compassionate care and support for people with mental health problems to be physically safe and emotionally secure. On successful graduation students are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students learn the fundamentals of helping people to make positive changes to their lives and supporting them on their journey of recovery. Our priority is to ensure students graduate with the skills and knowledge to enter the mental health nursing profession with confidence. Teaching is a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice within our specialist Clinical Skills Centre and practice placements; where time is spent in a clinical environment gaining real-world experience working with London's diverse population in leading hospitals and community settings. We prepare students for all aspects of the profession, including dealing with emergency situations, the effect of patients’ physical health, detecting deterioration and how to approach, assess and provide the most appropriate care and treatment in differing situations. Students also benefit from our seminar programme which includes expert practice seminars with guest speakers and visiting academics Career prospects are excellent for our Mental Health Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK. As well as a career as a mental health nurse, graduates can move into areas within the health and social care sector including advising on policy and quality of care, and academic teaching and research. This degree prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in mental health nursing.


The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of community settings and leading hospitals, alongside our state-of-the-art facilities. The modules students study on this course are: Year 1

  • Foundations of Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Biological Sciences for Nursing Practice
  • Biopsychosocial Development Across the Lifecourse
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Integrated Care
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care
Year 2
  • Promotion of Wellbeing and Prevention of Ill-Health Across Health and Social Care
  • Acute Care Management
  • Working Collaboratively with People with Long Term Conditions
  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice
  • Making a Difference: Research and Development in Care for Older People
  • Family Centred Practice: Challenging Perspectives of Risk and Resilience
  • Communities and Health
  • Engaging Technology in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Issues in Sex and Sexuality
  • Global Health
  • Contemporary Issues within Adolescent Health
  • Understanding and Caring for People who Use Substances
  • Preparing for Specialist Practice in Primary and Community Care
  • Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health
Year 3
  • Leading and Managing Others
  • Integrated Approaches to Complex Care
  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice
  • Dissertation
- Practice 3- Preparing to be a Proficient Practitioner

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:

  • Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
  • Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies in which you will be expected to relate your essay to a particular service user or as support another assessment such as a poster presentation
  • Written examinations: including short answer questions, multiple choice questions, calculations, scenario based
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments which enable you to demonstrate particular clinical, communication or teaching skills
- Dissertation: this final project will enable you to choose a relevant topic of interest to you and demonstrate an in depth knowledge of this.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

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

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Mental Health Nursing at City, University of London - UCAS