September 2023 entry: Please note that we are no longer accepting applications onto this course for 2023 entry.
In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process, and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2024 entry. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.
Why study MSc Mental Health Nursing at BU?
- The NMC permit prior learning, in any subject, to be recognised where it meets course outcomes and requirements - applicants will need to demonstrate this in an entry portfolio
- Blending theory with real-world experience, this course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to register and practice as a registered mental health nurse
- You will complete dedicated study at Master’s level to achieve a postgraduate qualification, with a focus on research skills and leadership
- 50% of the course is spent in practice placements to gain practical mental health nursing experience in various healthcare environments such as care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams
- Newly built skills facilities include simulated community home settings and hospital wards, allowing you to learn and practice safely
- Our annual Careers Fair has numerous healthcare exhibitors in attendance, helping you to gain employment as a registered nurse on completion of the course.
Not sure which nursing course is for you? Read our guide to nursing courses at BU.
Funding support: Nursing students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year and mental health nursing students may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 specialist subject payment. Find out more about the funding. Students enrolling on this course may also be eligible to apply for loans from the Student Loans Company. These cover tuition fees of up to £9,250 per year and support living costs. These loans are the same as those available to undergraduate students.
Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will prepare you to be eligible to register and practice as a registered (mental health) nurse and to graduate with an MSc Mental Health Nursing award.
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Next start date:
September 2023, September 2024
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
2 years full-time, including mandatory placements
Nursing & Midwifery Council
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject.
International entry requirements:
For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components. The NMC also accept the Occupational English Test (OET).
For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components. The NMC also accept the Occupational English Test (OET).
For more information check out our full entry requirements.