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(Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-registration Nursing), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Abingdon, United Kingdom
The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-registration Nursing) at the BPP University focuses on the inclusion of service users and carers as an integral part of the delivery of the course. 
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The (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) (Pre-registration Nursing) aims to produce excellent nurses, who are fit for practice and able to meet the key needs of all patient groups. Students will experience an academic and professional training environment conceived and structured to enable you to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain a career in contemporary nursing practice.

This is a three-year, full-time degree consisting of field of practice, generic and practice learning modules, beginning at Level 4 through to Level 6.

Why study the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) [Pre-registration Nursing]? 

  • Specialise in the application, evaluation and appraisal of mental health nursing
  • Gain the key employability skills required by mental health nurses
  • Learn the necessary skills to be fully equipped to respond to a changing healthcare environment
  • Understand how to critically examine the functions and structures of the human body and development and analyse its application to contemporary nursing practice and health promotion
  • Develop and critically reflect upon the practical, technical and professional skills required to practice autonomously in order to provide compassionate, safe, effective and accountable nursing practice
  •  Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Mental health nursing as a career

The BPP University School of Nursing is committed to producing nursing students who are highly skilled, compassionate, caring professionals.

Mental health nurses work with a variety of people, or can specialise in a particular filed of practice such as adolescents, adults or offenders.

Usually you will be required to work on a number of tasks during any given day such as assessing and supporting patients, encouraging patients to take on therapies, physical care and providing medication, to name a few.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Public Health & Equality in Nursing Practice
  • Evidence & Values in Professional Nursing Practice & Patient Centred Care
  • Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Practice Learning
  • Research Methods & Application in Nursing
  • Developing Professional Nursing Practice
  • Application of Mental Health Nursing Practice

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


  • 120 minimum tariff points required for this course
  • BBB or equivalent. A minimum of 2 A-Levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical
  • DDM. Health and Social Care or Science only will be considered
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • All Level 3 credits must be at Distinction level. Nursing, science or health-related pathway only will be considered (to include study of physiology and biology)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 30 points, Higher Level grades minimum of 5, 5, 5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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