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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.

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • We are rated third overall for nursing in London (Complete University Guide, 2019).
  • 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.

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Entry requirements

If you are

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.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

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?

Yes

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.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

Teaching is delivered by a range of lectures, seminars and tutorials, involving group-based learning and one-to-one support, using the latest range of teaching methods and technology to support student learning.

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

The MSc involves a considerable amount of independent study.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. There will be a full-time placement each semester.

Assessment

On this course, you will be assessed by essays, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), reports, exams, and a practice assessment document.

Feedback summary

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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.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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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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