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Nursing (Mental Health) MSc

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Community Mental Health Nursing

Course type


Course Summary


If you already hold an undergraduate degree and wish to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse, this two-year accelerated course allows graduates with a level 6 qualification in any subject area to gain the qualifications needed to pursue a career in mental health nursing.

Through a mix of theory and practice, you'll gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to provide high-quality, culturally competent, person-centered mental health care.

Our flexible curriculum and blended learning approach will allow you to build up knowledge and then put it into practice on placements in healthcare settings, giving you the tools to develop holistic, therapeutic and decision-making skills in line with the demands of modern nursing.

Taught by a team of experienced healthcare practitioners and with the additional input of service users and carer groups, you’ll learn from the very best on your journey towards becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

What you’ll study

Our MSc Nursing (Mental Health) course gives you a robust knowledge of mental health nursing practice, as well as the wider sector, both in and outside of the classroom. It is the perfect combination of theory and practice, allied to great facilities, modules built around the latest research and teachers who’ve worked for years in professional healthcare. You’ll develop your nursing knowledge based around:

  • A holistic view of peoples' psychological and physical needs to support recovery

  • The chance to refine and apply your therapeutic skills

  • A practice-learning environment, with simulated exercises and activities

  • Placements in a variety of healthcare settings

  • Some fantastic opportunities for career development in practice, leadership, education and research both in the UK and internationally.

Careers and employability

With the House of Commons Health Committee announcing the need for new nurses– and NHS England raising funding to £20.5 billion – the opportunities for professionals in the healthcare sector are huge. As an MSc Nursing graduate, you could pursue a career as a:

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

  • Community Mental Health Nurse

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Non-Medical Prescriber

  • Training in psychological therapies

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Consultant Nurse

  • Lead Nurse


The module introduces students to contemporary nursing values, philosophies and skills that underpin professional practice in nursing. The aim of this module is to support nurses to develop clinical and communication skills when providing care for people from diverse settings, as well as to promote self-awareness and development of professional identity.

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, and GCSEs – English, Maths and a Health or Science related subject grade C / 4 or Level 2 (or above) We will consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please contact our Admissions team for details. If you are working towards your GCSE English Literature or English Language, Maths and / or Health/Science subject or equivalent qualification, please ensure you mention this in your application.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more

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