Nursing (Mental Health) (BSc Hons)

Nursing (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons)

Becoming a resilient clinician

Get the skills you need for success in this dynamic and rewarding profession.

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Learning together

Develop your skills by working with a range of healthcare professionals.

Nursing (Mental Health) students.

Do placements in a variety of settings - from community based recovery teams, to acute mental health hospitals.

Nursing (Mental Health) student.

Apply for a scholarship with the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust worth up to £7,750* a year.

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Clinical and community settings to practice your skills.

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Developed with professionals, delivered by professionals

Stuart Guy, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Stuart Guy

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

"I have extensive clinical and academic experience in working with acute and forensic mental health services in the UK and in Australia. My area of expertise is the use of postmodern nursing strategies to reduce the use of coercive measures in mental health services.

I have a portfolio of publications and have presented at a number of national and international nursing and mental health conferences."

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From classroom to placement

Meet one of our student nurses who has just started his first placement.

Course details

Nursing (Mental Health) students.

Course outline

Designed in collaboration with the Gloucestershire Health and Care 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 Gloucestershire Health and Care 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, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Assessment and Case Formulation in Mental Health Practice' to 'Facilitating Learning in the Mental Health Workplace'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

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.


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

Study mode



3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

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

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.

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 contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure; selection is by interview. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.

Further information about entry requirements for Nursing (Mental Health) - September 2019 entry

Don’t yet meet these entry requirements? Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.


See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS Codes

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

School of Health and Social Care

Our School of Health and Social Care offers you access to the latest equipment, facilities and placements to bring learning to life and make you a confident practising professional. We will support you to care for yourself so you'll be more resilient and efficient when caring for others.

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