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Nursing PGDip (Mental Health) (Pre-registration programme)

Nursing PGDip (Mental Health) (Pre-registration programme)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

This course is open to graduates in any subject who are seeking a career as a mental health nurse. Our intake is extremely diverse and we welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. Life experience is one of the most significant contributing factors to becoming an effective mental health nurse. We are seeking students who can demonstrate a passion for helping others, demonstrate empathy, warmth and care coupled with the ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams and advocate on behalf of clients and their families/carers in a highly sensitive area of healthcare. Confidence in dealing with people as well as good communication and observation skills are key - if this sounds like you then we encourage you to apply. In addition to developing your core nursing skills, the course will build your knowledge of professional and ethical practice. You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches and this course will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively.

On successful completion of the course, students are eligible to enter the professional register for nursing. You will receive career guidance from a professional development tutor and take part in a workshop to discuss jobs opportunities within the various trusts. With many well-paid nursing jobs in both the NHS and private sector, you might also find employment in teaching, research or educational outreach. Opportunities in the mental health sector offer great variety. Nurses are required in settings such as prisons, hospitals, GP surgeries, charities, the armed forces and the community. You can work with people of all ages – from children and adolescents right up the elderly, for whom you might oversee the pioneering techniques emerging in dementia care.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



This module will prepare student nurses to work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be taught about the concept of the NHS and the many different services involved in order to provided uniformed and holistic care.

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will be considered on an individual basis but we normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in health related subjects such as health studies, biology, psychology, sociology. Graduates from other disciplines can also be considered. Students degree should have been completed within the last five years. In according with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), they will also need GCSE maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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