Edinburgh Napier University

Nursing (Mental Health) Edinburgh Napier University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Gain the skills to progress your career in mental health nursing and see the benefits that your care can have on patients and families.

Explore the rewarding and complex study of mental health and develop the skills required to practise nursing in a compassionate and recovery-focused way.
Taught by experts in a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll put theory into practice in our state-of-the art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, and participate in work placements across the Lothian and Borders area in hospital and community settings.

This dynamic, forward-looking three-year course aims to produce effective and skilled practitioners. It offers a combination of theory and practice with opportunities for you to exercise some choice over what you study, including the option of an international placement.

You’ll gain the team working, personal and decision making skills needed to demonstrate your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council including:

professional values
communication and interpersonal skills
nursing practice and decision making
leadership, management and team working abilities.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

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 B760
Institution code E59
Campus name Sighthill
Campus code S

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

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BC Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science**

GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English and Biology or Double Award Science required for candidates who do not have these subjects at A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Minimum grades MMP (Merit, Merit, Pass) in a related subject.*

GCSE English, Maths and Biology (preferred), Chemistry or Physics at Grade C/4.

*Health and Social Care/Applied Sciences/Sports Science/Health Science
Access to HE Diploma M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 21 Credits at Merit & 24 at Pass. Biology and English must be achieved at Level 3 and Maths achieved at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBC Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science**

National 5 Grade C in Maths

National 5 Grade C in English and Biology required for candidates who do not have these subjects at Higher.

The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an Offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements, within our widening participation criteria, outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. This Offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and Admissions Policies please visit our website.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3 Grades H3, H3, H3 preferably to include English or Literary subject* and a Science**

O3 in two Ordinary Level subjects including Maths.
Scottish HNC Pass in a related subject^ with Grade C in the graded unit for Year 1 entry. National 5 grade C in English, Maths and Science (Biology - preferred, Chemistry or Physics) also required.

^Care and Administrative Practice, Social Care, Applied Science, Social Sciences, Early Education and Childcare

Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements

FETAC Level 5 Pre-Nursing Studies - Minimum of 6 Distinctions must be achieved overall. Distinctions must also be achieved in the Communication Unit and the Anatomy and Physiology Unit.

B2/O3 in Ordinary Level Maths in Irish Leaving Certificate

Mature students - Adequate and appropriate previous (and recent) study is essential. Please contact us at nursingandmidwifery@napier.ac.uk if you are unsure whether or not you would be eligible to apply. Relevant work experience will be considered alongside recent study. It may necessary for those with limited qualifications to undertake an Access course or other appropriate courses/studies in a Further Education setting.

*Literary Subjects include: English/English Literature; History; Modern Studies; Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies/Christian Theology; Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Law. ESOL at grade A can be considered in lieu of English.

**Science Subjects include: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE

Interview Requirements - There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for interview or a place on the course.

Deferred Applications - Please note that we cannot accept applications for deferred entry for this course.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
Scottish Higher BCC Including English and Biology or Human Biology.

National 5 Grade C in Maths also required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Satisfactory PVG Check Required.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 7.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs/fee information Following the decision of the UK Government to remove the health bursary in England and move to a loans based support package for nursing, midwifery and AHP students from academic year 2017/18, the Scottish Government has confirmed that students commencing study on Nursing and Midwifery undergraduate programmes from September 2019 will be able to apply for tuition fee and living cost support from their home funding body. In light of this, tuition fees for this course for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be £9,250 per annum.

Provider information

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Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ

Course contact details

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+44 (0)333 900 60 40