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MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Mental Health)

MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Mental Health)

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

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Course Summary

About the course

Nursing is one of the most varied and challenging careers anyone can undertake. Nursing is frequently described as exciting and fulfilling; no two days are the same. Our MSc is your entry route through to nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse in the mental health field. Graduates in any discipline with recent health care experience can apply for our two year programme.

Key features

- Experience a programme that teaches contemporary and innovative mental health practice.
- Focus on developing your interpersonal skills and the importance of building therapeutic relationships.
- Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to graduate with professional status as a registered mental health nurse.
- Qualify with outstanding employment opportunities in a profession that offers excellent career progression.
- Experience clinical placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, designed to maximise your range of experiences and clinical skills.
- Dedicated master’s level seminar and tutorial support time. Built around critical reflexivity (thinking deeply about the impact of our assumptions, values, and actions on others). The programme cumulates in a 40 credit systematic review module that prepares you to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in the mental health field of nursing practice.


This module develops the students' values, knowledge and skills required for nursing practice in a range of settings.

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Entry requirements

You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons)) at 2:2 or above in any discipline; 750 relevant clinical practice hours gained within the last 5 years, working in health related environments, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, and other community settings (subject to APEL/RPL); 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also consider Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification. In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required. -Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English; Admissions test; Two short interviews at an interview day; Criminal records check (DBS) and Health check.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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