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Mental Health Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Mental Health Nursing degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is 50% work-based learning, so you’ll be spending a significant amount of time putting what you’ve learnt in lectures into practice in a real-life clinical environment.

Upon graduation, you will achieve registration as a Registered Nurse in mental health with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Placement Opportunities

Work-based learning makes up 50% of the BSc Mental Health Nursing and you will spend time on placement with our local healthcare partners:

  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Dumfries
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Learning and Teaching:

  • Scheduled learning
  • Independent study
  • Placement

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBC (or BC plus UWS ‘First Steps into Nursing’), or equivalent, or 75 UCAS Tariff points plus English and Maths at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade credit level (2 or above)
  • A levels: BC or 72 UCAS Tariff points plus GCSEs English Language or English Literature and Maths 
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 plus English and Maths at Ordinary Level 
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Nursing: BBB 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Care and Administrative Practice preferred although any HNC will be considered plus Maths at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade credit level (2 or above) or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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£0 Fees paid by the Scottish Government Health Directorate

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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