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Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC Registration PGDip

Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC Registration PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

This two-year course allows graduates with an honours degree to take the next steps towards a rewarding career in nursing. As a graduate you already have many transferrable skills needed to succeed, including ability to organise, work within a team and manage your time.

What will this course cover?

Working with mental health patients can be demanding and complex. We help you develop the necessary personal and professional qualities an employer would want in a nurse. As well as learning about policy and procedure, you will develop important attributes such as empathy and compassion. Additionally you'll learn how to cope with challenging situations and will leave the course feeling confident in a clinical setting.

Nurses working in this field require excellent communication skills. As part of the practical element of the course you will work with other health professionals to manage patients and attend to their specific needs. The mix of contact hours and work placements means when you finish the course you'll have all the necessary skills to enter the workplace as a registered nurse and deliver a high standard of care.

Course Details

Practical experience in clinical settings

We believe it's important for you to gain experience in a clinical setting that has a positive impact on your study. From year one you will develop skills in a clinical setting supported by a range of professionals with different experience.

Supportive nursing community

At Bucks we encourage you to share experiences and knowledge with your peer group.

You will benefit from our annual one day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding.

Working in this environment reminds and motivates you that you will be making a positive difference to the life of others once you are qualified.

Our NHS Partnerships

At Bucks, we value our partnerships within the local community, including the NHS mental health providers and non-NHS providers, primarily in West London area.

We also value the relationship between professionals and public health users. We'll ensure by the end of the course, you share our vision of improving the access to high quality services within the NHS and local communities.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

By the end of the course you will confident in delivering quality care to mental health patients and be able to handle the complex situations you encounter day-to-day as a nurse.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Learning for Life
Fundamental Approaches to Nursing
Essential Nursing Skills (Mental Health)
Nursing in the Community
Research and Innovation in Nursing
Collaborative Nursing Skills (Mental Health)
Leadership and Management in Practice (Mental Health)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students on this course have typically achieved at least a 2:2 in their degree in a relevant area such as Psychology or Biology or at least a 2:1 in a non-relevant degree subject.

University information

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment. Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment...more