Nursing (Mental Health) (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

*Subject to NMC approval

Designed in collaboration with the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, this course will provide you with experience and confidence, with an emphasis on leadership and shaping a 'culture of care'. The first year will see you learning the fundamental skills for mental healthcare while learning to lead and manage yourself, the second will consider leading and managing care, and the third: leading and managing service to develop your abilities to lead a team and drive service innovation.

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In partnership with the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

“We are excited about the collaboration with the university to deliver this innovative degree which we believe will equip future Registered Mental Health Nurses with the skills and compassion they require to meet the mental and physical health care needs of the nation.”

Chris Betteridge, Lead Nurse for Pre Reg Nurse Ed, Preceptorship and Widening Access, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

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Study style

Typical Modules:

Year one/level 4

  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology to Support Mental Health Practice
  • Practice-based Learning 1: Foundations of Essential skills
  • Practice-based Learning 2: Applying the Evidence Base in Practice

Year two/level 5

  • Care of People with Complex and Diverse Mental Health Conditions
  • Practice-based Learning 3: Managing Risk in Practice
  • Practice-based Learning 4: Leading and Managing Care in Practice

Year three/level 6

  • Leading and Managing Healthcare Service
  • Practice-based Learning 5: Leading and Managing Service
  • Practice-based Learning 6: Consolidation of Mental Health Practice

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2019 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels with one subject preferably in a science subject, DDM at BTEC to include 6 units in a Science or Social Science subject.

2019 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

You must have a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grade 4/C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure; selection is by interview

Further information about entry requirements for Adult Nursing - January and September 2019 entry

Don't yet have these GCSEs?Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeB760


  • Mental health nursing and care
  • Healthcare leadership and management
  • Education

Industry links

As well as teaching by experienced nurses and healthcare professionals, placements and practice-based learning are an integral part of the course. From community based recovery teams to acute mental health hospitals, you will get the opportunity to put your learning into practice while you study, all while being supported by our dedicated staff.

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Collaboration with 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Gain experience and confidence through our connection with 2gether. An innovative and forward-thinking organisation, with a real commitment to providing a specialist mental health service to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

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Research/practice-informed learning and teaching

Evidence based practice is embedded into all modules and the collaborative relationship between the student, personal tutor, mentors and coaches in practice will help to ensure that links are maintained and developed between research, theory and practice.

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Learning for the future

Students will have the opportunity to develop technological skills by engaging in on-line communication and by accessing course materials and resources within the virtual learning environment. Emphasis on self-care within the programme is designed to support life-long learning and personal development to enable students to become resilient practitioners for the future.

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