48 months
13000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Nursing Studies (Mental Health) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University focuses on contemporary approaches in the support and treatment available for people with mental health problems. 

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By promoting individual strengths, mental wellbeing and independence, Mental Health Nurses support people who are finding it difficult to cope with aspects of their life due to mental health problems.

Students undertake practice learning experience for 50% of the course in a broad range of placements within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. These include NHS community and hospital placements as well as independent and voluntary sector experience.

During these practice learning experiences, students are involved in mental health nursing activities, including assessment and the provision of care for a range of patients relevant to their chosen nursing pathway. There are opportunities for international placements or experiences at various points in the programme.

Your career

On successful completion of the Nursing Studies (Mental Health) (Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University , graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme prepares students to become effective, recovery focused Mental Health Nurses able to work in a range of settings.

These include hospitals, day services, people's homes, addiction services, eating disorders services, forensic services, services for older adults with mental health problems, including dementia, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHs). There are also opportunities in private sector mental health services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Values and Rights based Nursing practice
  • Health Improvement
  • Contemporary Health Care Delivery
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Working in interprofessional teams
  • Understanding experiences of recovery in mental health
  • Human Response to Stress and Vulnerability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 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

  • Year 1
  • Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBB (incl English) Nat 5: C (Maths/Lifeskill Maths and a Science)
  • Minimum entry requirement: BBCC (incl English) Nat 5: (Maths/Lifeskill Maths and a Science)
  • Minimum entry requirements are for widening access students only. If you are from a group that is not currently well-represented in higher education you may qualify as a widening access student.
  • A level: BCC GCSE: C/4 (English, a Science and Maths)
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 (incl English and preferably a Science subject) O4 (Maths)
  • IB Diploma: 28 points (incl a Science, Maths and English)
  • BTEC: DMM Ext Dip (Applied Science/Biological/BiomedicalScience/Health-related) GCSE: C/4 (English and Maths)
  • College HNC: Science-based HNC - graded unit A Nat 5 level Numeracy and Literacy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.

RUK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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