Mental Health Nursing (September) Birmingham City University

Undergraduate

Develop the knowledge, skills and values you will need to meet the mental health needs of a diverse population. This may be empowering individuals on their unique journeys to recovery, or providing ongoing high-quality care to support people of all ages so that they can experience a full, active and meaningful life. Birmingham City University is the largest regional provider of qualified staff to the NHS (for health and social services), with 98.5% of our nursing students progressing to graduate-level work or further study within 6 months of completing the course (DHLE Survey 2015/16). By employing a variety of innovative and contemporary teaching methods, this programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive as a mental health nurse, with several of our alumni being awarded prizes at a national level for their achievements. Extracurricular experiences include the opportunity for international visits through our Go Abroad scheme, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Due to changes in the NMC Nursing Standards this course is being updated for 2019/20 entry and is subject to validation. The information above is based on the 2018/19 course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Assessment method

Interview/Audition
Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.


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 B762
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level B B B Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Science or Applied Science.
Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Access to HE Diploma Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. Mathematics and English Language GCSE must be obtained prior to application.
Must be in a health-related pathway.
GCSE equivalences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to obtain 120 tariff points
Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Science or Applied Science.
Subject excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4 Must include mathematics, English language and one of health and social care, biology, chemistry, physics or science double/triple award. Must have been achieved at the point of application.

Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Acceptable equivalents:

- BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science)
- BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science)
- Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English
- Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication
HNC (BTEC) P Health or Science Related Subject
HND (BTEC) P Health or Science Related Subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4
and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points

For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted

For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Health or Science Related Subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either two A-level, 2 AS-levels or Two BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D M In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

Subjects excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted

If an applicant is studying an Access qualification or has already achieved an acceptable Level 3+ qualification, but is missing an acceptable Level 2 qualification, then they will be asked to complete Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and/or English Language (as applicable) by the 31st July alongside the GCSE they are studying.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records check (DBS)

Health checks

Interview

All UK applicants who are successful at the first stage are interviewed


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
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.