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Mental Health Nursing (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #75 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
This Mental Health Nursing (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University develops students’ competency to deliver high-quality care, carry out relevant research and make significant contributions to mental health care services.
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Students develop abilities in clinical reasoning, critical thinking, problem-solving, therapeutic communication and the management of change in mental health nursing. They also learn how to work effectively, both independently and with other health care professionals, in providing quality mental health care in various settings from clinical psychiatric to community mental health services.


Graduates of this Mental Health Nursing (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are eligible to become Registered Nurses (Psychiatric) in Hong Kong. They can find employment in the Hospital Authority, government departments and non-government organizations.

Graduates find employment opportunities in various mental health settings, such as major psychiatric hospitals in Hong Kong, the psychiatric units of general hospitals, and various rehabilitation sectors run by non-government organizations.

Graduates may also pursue further studies. They can continue to study in a Master of Science in Nursing and other postgraduate programmes offered by the School.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    116 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • This is a 5-year full-time programme leading to registration with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong as a Registered Nurse (Psychiatric). The programme aims to educate students to be competent, creative and caring practitioners of psychiatric and mental health nursing, and to apply their creativity and critical thinking skills in the care of their clients.
  • The programme equips students to provide holistic care that encompasses safe, ethical, legal and culturally sensitive nursing therapeutics to clients of all ages and their families in various mental healthcare settings, and recognizes their central role in managing mental health care. Students have opportunities to develop sensitivity in their partnerships with individuals, families, groups, communities and other healthcare providers. Through their participation in the healthcare system, they will become key players in the health promotion and care of psychiatric patients.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • ACT: Composite score of 24
  • AP: Grade 3 in 2 AP subjects
  • Redesigned SAT: Total score of 1190
  • SAT: Combined score of 1650, with a sub-score of 8 in essay writing
  • GCE A-level/International A-level: Passes in 3 AL subjects/2 AL and 2 AS subjects
  • IB: A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18702 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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  • HK$42,100 per academic year for local students. 
  • For non-local students, the tuition fee is HK$145,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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


Up to a maximum of HKD 190,000/USD 24,000 per annum

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