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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

Designed for non-registered healthcare practitioners, this two-year Master’s degree course will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career in this essential profession. You will learn about the holistic needs of people from early adulthood until old age and develop the professional skills to provide high quality nursing care in in a range of clinical and community settings. As you progress, you will develop the skills to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care to promote the health and wellbeing of adults with acute and chronic conditions.

Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting.

Assessments will enable you to develop creative, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Students will learn how to deal with real-life situations in the form of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), poster presentations and will even write a journal article ready for publication. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA. Job prospects are excellent, with 100 per cent of our nursing graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months (Unistats 2017).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



This module will enable students to develop the evidence based knowledge, skills and professional values required to care for patients, service user, and their families living with multiple long term conditions or palliative care needs. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop knowledge and skills in communication, nursing practice and leadership and teamwork related to the care of patients / service users with long-term or terminal conditions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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

This programme is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above and a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English/Welsh. You will be required to demonstrate the achievement of 750 hours of relevant clinical practice, working in health related environments, such as care homes, hospitals, community or homecare.