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Mental Health Work, BSc Hons (Top-up) Undergraduate prospectus

Study for your BSc (Top-up) Hons in Mental Health at the University of Greenwich. Learn about course fees, entry requirements and more.

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2 years part time



Due to media attention in recent years, the importance of mental health work is getting the recognition it deserves. If you're looking for career progression in this fascinating sector, our part-time top-up degree is for qualified mental health nurses with a Diploma of Higher Education.

Our two year top-up degree condenses its training into one day a week so it can fit around your current work commitments.

The unique focus of our degree is the development of therapeutic skills for mental health practice. Our expert tutors will take you through the most advanced and contemporary skills in the sector. These will include specialist therapeutic techniques such as psychosocial interventions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

You will also cover family work as well as working with individuals with personality disorder and substance misuse issues.

You will need to be working with clients in clinical practice, as therapeutic interventions are the focus for the content and assessment of this course. Other integral components of the programme are clinical innovation and change management.

We pride ourselves on a vibrant student experience, employing creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. Our degrees provides world-class research and well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support all your activities.


The Complete University Guide 2017 ranks us:

  • 1st in Nursing for student satisfaction in London
  • Top 20 in Nursing for student satisfaction in the UK.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Applicants should have a relevant Diploma of Higher Education and professional registration as a mental health nurse.

Applicants without a DipHE should contact us to discuss opportunities for recognition of prior learning which could include learning from professional practice.

For more information, contact Julia Telfer at or 0208 331 8067.

Extra information


Students will be assessed through:

  • Analysis of transcribed recorded interactions
  • Case studies
  • Essays
  • Presentations.


This programme enables professionals to examine their current practice in the light of contemporary relevant issues in order to enhance the care of their clients/service users.

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 immunizations
  • Full uniform set
  • Aspire@Greenwich scheme in partnership with John Smiths student stores worth £200*

*Eligible students only. Terms and conditions apply

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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