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Nursing (Mental Health Nursing), MSc Postgraduate prospectus

  • If you are a successful graduate searching for a satisfying and meaningful career, then explore our MSc Mental Health Nursing.
  • If you want innovative and intensive training, our programme is the next step towards becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Once qualified, our MSc will provide excellent job prospects in a variety of roles and specialities.

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2 years full time



Mental Health Nursing can be one of the most intense yet deeply rewarding roles within the healthcare system.

At the University of Greenwich we offer excellent teaching, student support and great all-round experience, as reflected in our position as 1st in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017

What we offer

Our Mental Health Nursing masters degree will provide you with a varied and fascinating glimpse into the many possibilities for your future career. 

We provide exceptional opportunities with clinical placements within the Mental Health division. Here you will train with the internationally renowned South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Trust or KMPT NHS Trust. 

Our placements will provide you with a vital opportunity to put your first class theoretical learning into practice, working alongside highly skilled and experienced Mental Health Nurses. These practitioners are at the cutting-edge of delivering excellent patient care in acute, medical, community and rehabilitation services. Your placements will also provide you with opportunities to satisfy the requirements of the EU Directives.

Your training with us

During your training you will experience the work of specialist services in areas such as addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders and psychological therapies.
Our programme will ensure you gain the characteristics today which our employers are looking for in the nurses of tomorrow. Our first-class team of highly skilled and expert nurse lecturers will work with you to make sure you achieve your full potential. We are here to help you to become the professional nurses fit to take forward our great profession and join us as members of our professional register. 

Your future

We prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) upon completion of the programme, as registered Mental Health Nurses. Our programme helps you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010.) This includes the standards for competence, the Essential Skills Clusters and the requirement of Directive 2005/36/EC.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree; normally a 2.1 in any subject 
  • PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs including English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • PLUS experience of working/volunteering in a health/social care setting for at least 750 hours within the past five years.

In addition candidates must:

  • Attend an interview 
  • Undertake literacy and numeracy testing
  • Provide evidence of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service and health check.

Additional information:

    In line with NMC requirements, students who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an IELTS examination results (academic or general), where the scores are at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and where the overall average score is at least 7.0.

Extra information


  • Essays,
  • OSCE,
  • Reports, 
  • Examination,
  • Practice assessment document.

Professional recognition

The programme will have conjoint approval for the University of Greenwich and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC.)


Completion of this Masters programme will enhance our student's employment prospects by creating reflective self-learners, promoting creative thinking and innovation whilst encouraging their future leadership, management, consultant nurse or research roles.

Specialised equipment

Fully equipped skills laboratories and simulated wards on campus are utilised to support learning.

What we offer 

At the University of Greenwich, we want to make the experience for our health and social care students as simple as possible, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring our students get the best experience. To support our students on these courses we offer a package that includes;

  • Free occupational health costs, including immunisations
  • Full uniform set
  • Aspire@Greenwich scheme in partnership with John Smiths student stores worth £200*.

*Eligible students only. Terms and conditions apply.

To apply to study this programme, please visit the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service website.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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