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Mental Health Nursing, BSc Hons

Study a mental health nursing degree for a rewarding career supporting the recovery of individuals with mental health issues.

Mental health nurses play an important role in the health and well-being of people with mental health problems and their families and carers. Our degree in mental health nursing prepares you for the role and responsibilities as a registered mental health nurse. You'll be working in the NHS serving south-east London and Kent.

We provide you with the skills to meet the diverse needs of people with mental health problems, including those with complex needs. You will learn accountability for the role you will play in their lives.

We prepare you to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course will help you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards Framework for Pre-registration Nursing Programmes (2019).

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.

This course is now closed for September 2022, but we are still accepting applications for January 2023 and May 2023.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B760 A BSc/ NurM

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Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September; January; May

Home fees 2022/23

2022/23 fees

What you should know about this course

  • 91.89% Overall Student Satisfaction in Mental Health Nursing (2020 National Student Survey)
  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • Students studying this course can expect to earn up to £30,000 on graduation (HESA, 2020).
  • You will be placed in one a NHS trust for the three-year course, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.
  • You will be able to practice and develop your skills and knowledge in our brand-new simulation suite.

Mental Health Nursing, BSc Hons


Want to find out what studying Mental Health Nursing at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the senior lecturers who teaches the course, John Crowley.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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.

Next Open Days

Got a question?

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

GCSE Mathematics and English Language with a minimum of grade 4 (C) are required
or Level 2 from a pre-2014 Access course
or Functional skills level 2
or IELTS of 7.0 (with minimum of 6.5 in each skill) and maths
or equivalents.

And 112 UCAS points.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses
  • NVQ (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3)
  • Foundation degrees.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged.
  • Provide an academic or professional reference. This reference should be included as part of your application and must be provided by an academic or professional referee from their professional email address (for example from your teacher or an employer from their work email address); we are unable to accept a personal or character reference provided by family or friends.
  • Demonstrate within your personal statement an interest in, and understanding of, the specific discipline of nursing you are applying for.
  • Complete a Suitability Declaration, Occupational Health Screening, and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Programme not open to Overseas applicants requiring a Student visa.

COVID vaccine
An important part of many of our Health programmes is the opportunity to learn on placement and work with patients, service users and their families.  On all our programmes leading to a professional accreditation with either the NMC or HCPC, placement in a health or social care setting is a compulsory learning outcome of the programme.

Prior to commencing on your chosen programme of study we strongly urge you to complete a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations. Although not currently compulsory, both the NMC and HCPC strongly encourage all registrants to be fully vaccinated. This is because There is a global scientific consensus, supported by our own medicines regulator in the UK, on the importance and value of full vaccination against Covid-19 and the benefits for people receiving care, vaccinated individuals themselves, their families, communities and the wider health and social care system.

While currently you can register with the NMC and HCPC as a non-vaccinated individual, their expectations and regulatory advice is clear, please see here for NMC position on Covid-19 vaccination and here for the HCPC’s position.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Registered nurses can exceptionally apply for more than 50% of RPL/RPEL from a pre-registration nursing programme.

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

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

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

Your overall workload may consist of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc.), independent learning, and assessments.

Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. So, if you receive 50 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you will be expected to complete 250 hours of independent study to complete the module successfully. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

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

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

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

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

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.

2022/23 fees *

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* January and May 2023 starters pay the 2022/23 fees.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

We want to keep costs to a minimum and ensure our Health and Social care students get the best experience possible. To support our students, we offer a package that includes;

  • Free Occupational Health costs, including immunisations
  • Full uniform set.

However, further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Books and journals (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Shoes (£60) and clothing (£100) (dependent on field and uniform policy)
  • Travel costs to and from placements
  • Parking (if appropriate)
  • Meals while on duty.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We have excellent links with the National Health Service (NHS) and other care providers and will arrange your placements in both hospitals and community settings, including GP practices, with community nurses and health visitors. You will spend 50% of your time each year in these valuable work placements. It is here that you will be assessed by qualified practitioners.

More on health placements.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of this course will equip you to work as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in various settings, such as the hospital, community, prisons, secure settings and primary care.

It also helps you develop a wide range of transferable skills which will enhance your career development and progression within the mental health arena.

Find out more about careers in nursing.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

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.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Health and social care at the University of Greenwich

You’ll learn from our expert, research-active tutors and be well supported during your work placement. You’ll benefit from great job prospects thanks to our strong links with NHS trusts and social care providers.

Visit our health and social care subject page.

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Visit our nursing subject page.

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

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.