B.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Mental Health) (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University

36 months
15300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With the Nursing (Mental Health) (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University you'll be able to care for people experiencing mental health problems. You’ll work with people with many differing health care needs, their families and carers.


You'll gain a wide variety of hospital and community practice experience throughout Oxfordshire. There are also specialist placements available in the surrounding counties.  

You'll have opportunities to learn from our active research community. The Oxford Institute for Nursing (Mental Health) (Hons) is an Oxford Brookes University-led partnership. It leads and participates in world class research and evidence-based practice.

In line with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Future Nurse Standards (2018), our Mental Health Nursing curriculum has recently been re-developed. At our recent approval event (March 2020) we were commended by the NMC for our excellent partnership working with placement organisations and for the inclusion of a strong public health theme throughout the curriculum.

Career prospects

The Mental Health Nursing BSc course at Brookes has an excellent track record of employability with 100% of our students obtaining work within two months of finishing the course. Registered Mental Health Nurses have the opportunity of post-qualification, to develop their careers in a wide range of settings, such as in hospital wards and in a range of community settings. You can progress in your career in many areas including in advanced clinical practice, research, nurse education and/or management. 

The newly established Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR), can provide interested nursing graduates with a structured research career pathway opportunity, developed in partnership with local NHS partners

We also offer a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) opportunities for qualified nurses if you wish to undertake further study at post-qualifying and postgraduate level.

With a professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you will be well prepared for employment and will have the ability to work as a staff nurse in a range of settings. As you progress, you will have a wide range of options open to you, whether you choose to pursue a career in clinical practice in hospital or community, management, nurse education or research.


Approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education in Nursing Practice 
  • Nursing Fundamentals: Family Health and Wellbeing 
  • Collaborative Nursing Practice
  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Complex Nursing care of older adults and forensic healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths, PE, Physics, Psychology).
  • GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and Science. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

For post-experience BA:

  • NMC registration parts 1, 5, 8, 12, 14 or 15.
  • A secondment to the course may be possible for adult, learning disability and children's nurses working for the local NHS Trusts or the armed forces.
  • Applicants need to have been working in an NHS clinical area that gives them experience of clients with mental health needs for at least six months before enrolling on the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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