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Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration) MSc

Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-Registration) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration) is one several options for studying nursing within our School of Health and Human Sciences, all of which lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and an associated academic award; for a full list of the courses available, and information on all of the routes into Nursing available at Essex including our Return to Practice course This course focuses on the therapeutic relationship with those with mental ill health, and with their families. You provide the support and treatment to meet their physical, psychological, social, mental and spiritual care needs. More than anything else, mental health nursing requires empathy, to care about the people you are working with.

This course will enable you to enter into an exciting and diverse career where you can have a real impact. As we focus solely on adult nursing and mental health nursing, you can study with us knowing that you will graduate with the best possible training in your field. Communication skills are essential to set patients at ease under pressurised and sometimes difficult situations, as is the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care offered to each patient. Of course, as a nurse, it is important to look after your own well-being and you will be encouraged to explore how to cope with the challenges that this career can bring.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 2 years | OCT

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



This module explores and examines the evidence around the concept of ongoing/enduring mental health problems and focuses on the skills and nursing care strategies in promoting recovery and well being. It takes into account the legal and ethical issues surrounding community and hospital care, with consideration to the lived experience of service users and carers. A bio-psycho-social approach will be taken to ensure the student understands the nature of on-going mental health issues, causes and treatment options, based on the principles of recovery including physical health needs.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have: A relevant honours degree, minimum classification: Lower Second (e.g. in a life or social science such as biology- psychology, sociology, or sports science); Successful performance at interview, which includes an assessment of literacy and numeracy.