Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course overview
Please note the official start date is to be confirmed, but will be stated in your offer letter, should you be successful. The start date posted on UCAS is approximate and the course will not start earlier than this.

Mental health and wellbeing is a growing health concern for our society. During this accelerated two-year course, you’ll develop the expertise to manage both the physical and psychological needs of patients.

In addition to time spent in practice placement, you’ll have a mix of simulated and technology-enhanced learning, university attendance in shared groups, field-specific groups, or interdisciplinary learning.

Some of the topics you’ll explore include the ethics of medicine management, recovery approaches, and intervention therapies for substance abuse. You’ll also learn practical skills in conflict resolution, how to manage challenging behaviour, and how to safeguard vulnerable patients.

At Manchester Met, all of our teaching team in the Department of Nursing have been practising nurses, health visitors or advanced practitioners at some point in their careers. Some of their specialist areas include nutrition, stroke rehabilitation, acute and emergency care, palliative and cancer care, dementia, and mental health.

Most of our academic staff still practice and work shifts in their specialist areas, alongside their roles at Manchester Met. This helps to make sure that the skills they teach you in the classroom are real, relevant and up-to-date with current NHS standards.

To fund your postgraduate pre-registration nursing degree, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses.

Features and benefits

  • Approved course - this degree programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

  • Accelerated course - this course provides a pathway into professional nursing practice.

  • Become a registered nurse - successful completion of the course provides eligibility for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

  • Outstanding nursing facilities - University learning includes clinical skills training, simulated learning, Acute Illness Management and Mental Health First Aid.

  • Taught by experts and clinicians still in practice - all of our teaching team in the Department of Nursing have been nurses, health visitors or advanced practitioners. Many are still active in practice alongside their roles at Manchester Met, helping to keep teaching relevant and up-to-date with current NHS standards.

Course details

Assessment method

Level 7 - 90% coursework, 10% examination, coursework and examination includes theoretical and practical learning in a variety of environments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B743
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

A first degree (2:2 or above)

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English Language, Science and evidence of IT skills. We will accept GCSE Science, Biology, Additional Science and Applied Science. BTEC Level 2 Science (Pass) is an acceptable equivalent.

GCSE Maths qualification C/4 or above or equivalent i.e. Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics or Manchester Met’s Mathematics Equivalency Test are accepted.

We will only consider one equivalent (as outlined above), i.e. either Mathematics or Science.

Evidence of recent study within the last 5 years and relevant experience provided via pre-entry portfolio

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £16,500 Credit
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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M15 6BH

Course contact details

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0161 247 69 69