Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS

City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc

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Course summary

This MSc in Mental Health Nursing is designed for well motivated individuals looking for a rewarding and challenging career. As a Mental Health Nurse, you should be patient and compassionate in order to recognise individual needs and the appropriate interventions for them. It is all about helping people make positive changes to their lives and supporting them on their journey of recovery. City’s MSc (pre-registration) Mental Health Nursing offers you the opportunity to train in one of London’s leading and most well-established departments for nursing education. Our priority is to ensure that you graduate with the skills and knowledge to enter the mental health nursing profession, which can often be a stressful and challenging environment, with confidence. As a student at City, you will combine theoretical study with clinical experience, working with London's diverse population in leading hospitals and community settings. We will prepare you for all aspects of the profession including supporting people working towards recovery, dealing with crisis and emergency situations, improving the effect of patients’ physical health, detecting deterioration and how to approach, assess and provide the most appropriate care and treatment in differing situations.


The course has three programme stages, which must be successfully completed in order to progress to the next programme stage. Core modules include:

  • Foundations for Evidence Informed Nursing Knowledge and Care Across the Lifecourse (30 credits)
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care (15 credits)
  • Integration of care for people with acute and long term needs across health and social care (30 credits)
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice (15 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing (15 credits)
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice (15 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Across Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Practice 3: Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice (15 credits)
You'll also complete a dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessments include the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Examination
  • Seminar Presentation and Report
  • Care Study
  • Critical Reflection
  • Leadership and Management
  • Clinical OSCE
- Dissertation in the form of a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

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

Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplines with lower second class honours (2.2 Hons) degree or above. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. Applicants must have a grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent.

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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.

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Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS