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MSc Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration)

MSc Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration)

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) has been designed with graduates in mind, building upon those existing skills you achieved through your undergraduate degree, and applying these at masters level.

One in every eight people in the world live with a mental disorder. This is often characterised by a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behaviour (WHO 2022).

In addition to exploring a range of mental health conditions and presentations, for example psychosis, depression, self-harm and suicide risk, you’ll identify the variant determinants of health as well as the inequality that exists across populations. You’ll be introduced to the psychosocial interventions and medical treatments that are available.

Working within an ethos of patient-centred care and collaboration, you’ll start to build therapeutic relationships with individuals from your first placement experience. You’ll become an advocate for vulnerable patients, adhering to capacity and mental health law yet questioning and challenging coercive practices.

Throughout your study, you will split your time equally between placement/simulation-based learning and theory. This course is designed to equip you with both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for you to become a future leader.

At Manchester Met, all our academic team in the Department of Nursing have been practising registered nurses from a range of clinical and managerial backgrounds. Our mental health team has been recruited from a diverse background, including community mental health care, alcohol and substance use, acute inpatient, and liaison psychiatry, peri/post-natal mental health and mental health law

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.


On this unit, we'll teach you the relevant content to enable you to understand the history and theories of person centred nursing. You'll learn fundamental communication skills required when working with and delivering care to a diverse population. We'll teach you preparationfor practice skills, enabling you to be prepared for practice and focus on how person centred nursing might work in practice, while adhering to policies which might impact it(including the NMC Code (2018), consent and legal issues which are field specific).You'll explore the importance of safeguarding, identifying issues around safeguarding and how to deal with them. You'll beoffered a formative assessment ahead of each summative assessment in line with University strategy.

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Entry requirements

All applicants must have achieved a minimum of a first degree (2:2 or above), provide evidence of IT skills and have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including mathematics, English language and science. One equivalent qualification, such as Level 2 functional skills mathematics, BTEC Level 2 science, or Manchester Met’s mathematics/science equivalency test, may be accepted. Applicants must evidence recent study within the last five years. Plus, evidence of relevant, practical experience through the pre-entry portfolio prior to admission. Pre-Entry Portfolio Applications should be made prior to the completion of the portfolio. Successful applicants must evidence a minimum of 500 hours of practice-related experiential learning and a minimum of 500 hours of independent theoretical learning from the first degree or science related workbooks following interview and prior to joining the course. Visit the online course page for further guidance on the portfolio.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its...more

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