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Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration)

Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Dreamt of becoming a nurse and already hold a degree? This graduate entry accelerated course provides you with the skills and expertise to work as a partner in the care of people across the spectrum of society in the rewarding field of mental health nursing. The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with whom you will be eligible to register after successful completion. Our programme also enables applicants who are already graduate nurses to gain registration in a second field of practice in around 20 months through recognition of their prior learning. Nursing at the University of Southampton ranks 5th in the world and second 2020/2021 in the UK (QS World Rankings by Subject.


Assessments take the form of essays, exams, projects and professional conversations. Practical skills will be assessed whist you are on placement and recorded by your practice mentor.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Fundamental Aspects of Nursing Care
Global and Public Health
Person Centred Nursing Care
Managing Acute Changes in Health Status (Mental Health)
Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (Mental Health)
Influencing Innovation and change
Practice placements

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

UK bachelors degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning as a condition of entry to the programme. Applicants for the MSc option must include 675 hours prior clinical learning as part of this claim. Subject to satisfactory health and DBS checks.

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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