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Nursing (Mental Health Nursing), MSc

If you’re a graduate looking for a meaningful career, our Master’s in Mental Health Nursing is the next step towards becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Mental Health Nursing can be one of the most intense yet deeply rewarding roles within the healthcare system. Our Mental Health Nursing Master's offers you a varied and fascinating glimpse into the many options available.

Lessons on-campus take place in simulated wards in addition to lecture theatres and are taught by a first-class team of highly skilled, expert lecturers. For your clinical placements, you will have an exceptional opportunity to train with the internationally renowned South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Trust or KMPT NHS Trust. You will experience the work of specialist services in areas such as addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders and psychological therapies. Work alongside highly skilled and experienced mental health nurses at the cutting-edge of patient care delivery.

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. See more information.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

TBC

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What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • We arrange clinical placements with the renowned Maudsley NHS Trust, allowing you to learn alongside experienced professionals at the cutting edge of top patient care.
  • The placements allow you to satisfy the requirements of EU Directives.
  • The course will have joint approval for the University of Greenwich and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Nursing (Mental Health Nursing) MSc. Our teaching comes from a first-class team of skilled, expert and research-active nurse lecturers.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

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.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Further information about entry

In addition candidates must:

  • Attend an interview 
  • Undertake literacy and numeracy testing.

In line with NMC requirements, students without 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.

If you are applying via UCAS, please note that only references from a professional email address will be accepted.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Entry requirements for all the MSc pre-reg nursing courses include completion of a portfolio of evidence prior to joining, which allows direct entry into the second year of our pre-reg cycle, and allows the NMC required hours of study and hours of practice from Year 1 to RPL. There is no RPL for any course to be completed while on the course.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Information coming soon.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We provide exceptional opportunities with clinical placements within the Mental Health division. 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.

During your training you will experience the work of specialist services in areas such as addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders and psychological therapies.

How long is my placement?

Placements last for 10-14 weeks, depending on terms.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of the course brings first level registration as a qualified nurse. Mental Health Nursing graduates will be well-placed for swift promotion to senior and leading roles in nursing and healthcare sectors. These include posts such as advanced practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse consultants, nurse teaching, research and senior managerial and operational posts.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

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, and a full uniform set. Terms and conditions apply.

Accommodation information

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Visit our health and social care subject page.

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Visit our nursing subject page.

Placements in London and Kent


Our nursing and midwifery courses are run in partnership with several NHS Trusts, who work with us because of our reputation for teaching excellence. Find out about our placements.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.