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Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC registration MSc

Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC registration 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 course is underpinned by the desire to deliver kind, compassionate nursing care. The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice. This is a flexible course with routes to both Postgraduate Diploma and the full MSc possible within just two years of full-time study. You will adopt a person-centred approach to care, develop critical evaluation skills and develop the caring professionalism required to thrive in your career as a nurse.

During this course you will be assessed in both theory and in practice. Theory will be assessed through a range of formative and summative activities. The aim of formative assessment is to monitor the progress of your learning within a module and to generate feedback that can be used by lecturers to improve their teaching and by you to improve your learning. Summative assessments may be Pass/Fail or weighted to indicate how this assessment will contribute to the overall grade received for the module. A range of assessments are used in this course including seen and unseen exams; individual and group presentations, and more traditional course work such as assignments and reports.

By completing the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Nursing (Mental Health) you will eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements. With this registration you will be able to work in the NHS or private, voluntary and independent sectors. Within the course you will have the opportunity to develop interview skills, engage in career counselling, explore career development, including the advancing role of the registered nurse and other health care professionals.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Knowledge and Skills for Professional Nursing Practice
Care Across the Lifespan in Mental Health Nursing
Research Skills for Evidence Based Practice
Complex Care Delivery Across the Life Span in Mental Health Nursing
Leading and Managing Innovation, Improvement and Enterprise in Nursing (Mental Health)
Clinical Supervision
Principles of Long Term Condition Management
Developing Positive Approaches for People Living with Dementia
Independent Scholarship

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £9250 per year and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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

You will need education: essential grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent); essential Honours degree 2:2 or above; desirable grade C science; and experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. In addition you will be expected to complete two electronic portfolios to evidence how your past experiences are relevant to a career in nursing; one practice portfolio to evidence your 450 hours of work experience, and one theory portfolio to evidence how your prior educational experience is relevant to nursing.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more