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Postgraduate Diploma Nursing Mental Health (pre-registration)

Postgraduate Diploma Nursing Mental Health (pre-registration)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Our two year postgraduate diploma will enable you to delivery exceptional evidence-based nursing care that empowers people to live as independently as possible with their mental health needs. Learning from our world-leading researchers, inspiring and experienced educators and practioners you will rapidly develop into a highly skilled, knowledgeable nurse, capable of supporting indivduals with a wide spectrum of challenges to their mental well being. Your theoretical learning is complemented with practical experience in clinical and community settings.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



The practice experience provides a work-based experience to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in academic module/s and work towards achieving NMC competencies by the end of the programme. Modular learning outcomes must be achieved in each practice experience. These will be demonstrated through a practice based assessment. Some of these learning outcomes will become core attributes and will be tested in each subsequent practice experience. In addition, specified essential skills and competencies must be achieved in each practice experience. This module belongs to semester two.

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

2:2 hons degree (minimum)

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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