B.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Nursing (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

36 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The relationship between a person with a mental illness and the nurse is central to helping them back to mental health. This Mental Health Nursing (Hons) course at University of Bedfordshire emphasises the development of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills through interactive learning in practice settings such as hospitals, prisons, service users’ homes etc.


This Mental Health Nursing (Hons) course at University of Bedfordshire leads to both an Honours degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, allowing you to practise as a mental health nurse and in accordance with the NHS Constitution.

Why choose this course?

  • Study areas including: therapeutic models and interventions in mental health nursing; the recovery approach to person-centred care, health research and evidence-based care; and mental health care through the lifespan
  • Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours needed to meet the demands of mental health nursing in an evolving healthcare system
  • Gain the skills to provide safe, effective nursing care – meeting the needs of people with a mental health problem – keeping service users and their families at the centre
  • Explore the value of inter-professional working, developing and using leadership and teamwork skills to influence practice
  • Benefit from a course that prepares you for challenging and rewarding careers in the UK and overseas in: acute in-patient mental health care, community-based mental health care, residential care settings or specialisms (e.g. secure care, assertive outreach, drug and alcohol services)

Students will learn and develop safe and effective nursing care that meets the holistic needs of people with a mental health problem, both through simulation and in a variety of practice settings. They will be able to adapt learnt skills to the individual situation, keeping the service user and family at the centre of their nursing practice.

Looking to the future, the graduate mental health nurse will recognise the value of inter-professional working, using skills of leadership and teamwork alongside excellent nursing principles to influence contemporary and future practice.

Programme Structure


  • Understanding Health 
  • Assessment And Interventions In Mental Health Nursing Practice 
  • Exploring Evidence 
  • Multi-Professional Care For Mental Health Problems 
  • Planning, Delivering And Coordinating Care Across Agencies For People With Mental Health Problems 
  • Adolescent Health 
  • Cancer: A Public Health Approach 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

  • 112 points with at least 96 points from 3 A levels or BTEC level 3 QCF qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A level do not count towards this score.
  • Access to HE Diploma - a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course: 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 12 credits should be graded at distinction level and at least 12 credits at merit.
  • Diploma in Higher Education or BSc degree
  • IELTS Grade 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each area where English is a second language.
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or International Baccalaureate

Note: NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

For EU students the standard fee is £9,250 per year.

Living costs for Aylesbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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