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Mental Health Nursing (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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During the Mental Health Nursing (Hons) program from University of Cumbria you’ll spend 50% of your time on clinical placements in hospital and community settings in both city and rural healthcare systems. So, you can graduate knowing how to correctly care for people going through distressing changes in their psychological wellbeing in diverse situations.

We’re one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing. We do this so that you gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your nursing potential.

And, by following the journey through the healthcare system from patients’ perspectives, you’ll develop as a career-ready nurse who can make positive changes to mental health care for the benefit of patients.


You'll complete this course fully-qualified to join the NMC Register, allowing you to practice as a nurse specialising in patients with mental health issues. The need for qualified nurses is ever-expanding, so you can be confident that your qualification will open up many doors for employment. You'll also be ready to take on one of our post-registration courses to continue your professional development.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Professional Practice
  • Developing Professional Graduate Skills for Health and Social Care Practitioners
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • Fundamental Approaches in Nursing
  • Fundamental Principles of Mental Health Nursing
  • Year 1 Practice Assessment

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

96-112 tariff points from maximum of 3 A Levels. Also to include GCSE English Language, Maths and Science or Social Science grade C or above. Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English, Adult Numeracy and Literacy Level 2 are also accepted.

Alternate qualifications accepted for entry include:

  • Access to HE Diploma (2010-2014): Pass with 60 credits overall. Minimum 45 graded credits at Level 3 at merit.
  • Access to HE Diploma (2015 onwards): Pass with 60 credits. Minimum 45 graded credits with 15 at distinction and 30 at merit.
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma MMM - DMM
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care/Applied Science DD - D*D*

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 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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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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