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Nursing (Pre-Registration Mental Health) MSc

Nursing (Pre-Registration Mental Health) MSc

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

This Masters degree provides the exciting opportunity for graduates to enter the nursing profession. You will gain a comprehensive education in nursing and develop into a confident, autonomous, compassionate and research-aware practitioner, specialising in mental health nursing. The programme includes an innovative exploration of leadership and management in healthcare and will enable you to critically evaluate evidence to inform decision making and apply analytical and creative problem solving approaches to complex situations. You will be fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to deliver excellent care as a modern-day nursing professional. Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers to enter, and more importantly it is a privilege. Mental Health Nurses work with children and adults. As a specialist nurse you will be able to assess, plan and develop individual packages of care designed to provide the appropriate levels of physical, emotional and psychological care for people, while also meeting the challenges of a changing healthcare environment.

Assessment in both theory and practice is continuous, assessed against national outcomes and generic and field competencies, with students required to demonstrate evidence of their achievement. A range of assessment of theory procedures is in place including assignments, seminar presentations, advanced notice examinations, online learning activities, case studies and portfolio work. The complex and dynamic landscape of modern nursing requires nurses who can work creatively and innovatively, who can lead and inspire, who can make decisions in challenging situations and who can contribute to the advancement of nursing. Career opportunities are excellent. NMC registration is recognised the world over, and following registration as a Mental Health Nurse, you can pursue a career in a wide variety of settings and specialisms including general psychiatry in hospital and community settings such as: adult and older adult specialist services including addictions, children and young people, and forensic services.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



This module continues to develop your practical and professional skills through a process of critical reflection both on and in practice. The aim is to equip you with a skill set that demonstrates your ability to practice autonomously. Exposure to both field-specific and generic practice learning opportunities will enable you to contextualise your experience. A key focus in this module is engagement with users, carers and their families in a range of inter-professional practice settings. You will develop a systematic understanding of the challenges associated with team dynamics within the context of inter-professional care delivery. During practice placements, you will be expected to consistently demonstrate skills and activities at an emerging level of competence with care, compassion, underpinning knowledge and appropriate attitudes. Your mentor will encourage you to take responsibility and develop autonomy for care delivery with less direct supervision.

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

Not applicable

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above) in a health-related subject. Other subjects may be considered on an individual basis. They will also need GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics. Eligible candidates must provide evidence of study within the five years prior to application and be able to demonstrate relevant voluntary/work experience. An interview forms part of the selection process. Pre-registration nursing programmes are typically at least three years in duration so, in order to join this two-year MSc, students will need to demonstrate prior learning. In order to meet the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) requirements of this programme, students will be expected to provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate how they have met a minimum of 500 hours of appropriate voluntary or occupational experience.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more