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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 17000 per year

All study options

About Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

We've designed our course around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what's required in caring for and supporting vulnerable people. Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you'll need to become a leader in nursing.

Mental health and wellbeing is a growing health concern for our society. During this accelerated two-year course, you'll gain the experience and skills required to practice as an mental health nurse in two years, rather than three. You'll develop the expertise to manage both the physical and psychological needs of patients.

You'll spend half of your time on clinical placements in a variety of settings with support from a practice supervisor/assessor throughout. In addition to time spent in practice on placement, you'll have a mix of simulated and technology-enhanced learning, university attendance in shared groups, field-specific groups, or interdisciplinary learning. When you're on campus you'll be based in our award-winning Brooks building, equipped with state-of-the-art, specialist health facilities and simulation technology.

Some of the topics you'll explore include the ethics of medicine management, recovery approaches, and intervention therapies for substance abuse. You'll also learn practical skills in conflict resolution, how to manage challenging behaviour, and how to safeguard vulnerable patients.

At Manchester Met, all of our teaching team in the Department of Nursing have been practising nurses, health visitors or advanced practitioners at some point in their careers. Some of their specialist areas include nutrition, stroke rehabilitation, acute and emergency care, palliative and cancer care, dementia, and mental health.

Most of our academic staff still practice and work shifts in their specialist areas, alongside their roles at Manchester Met. This helps to make sure that the skills they teach you in the classroom are real, relevant and up-to-date with current NHS standards.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17000 per year

Entry requirements

All applicants must have achieved a minimum of a first degree (2:2 or above), and should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics, English Language, Science, and provide evidence of IT skills. We will accept Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics as an equivalent.

We will accept GCSE Science, Biology, Additional Science, Applied Science, Physics or Chemistry. BTEC Level 2 Science (Pass) is as an acceptable equivalent.

We will accept the Manchester Met's Mathematics or Science Equivalency Test as an equivalence to GCSEs. We will only consider one equivalent (as outlined above), i.e. either Mathematics or Science, not both.

Applicants must evidence recent study within the last five years. Plus, evidence of relevant, practical experience through the pre-entry portfolio.

International applicants must have achieved an overall score of 6.5 in the academic version of IELTS. You should not achieve less than the equivalent of an IELTS academic score of 6.5 in each of the sections of reading, listening and speaking and 6.0 in the section of writing as an alternative to GCSE English Language.

All successful applicants will complete a Rehabilitation of Offenders form, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health Clearance.

Interview attendance

All applications are considered by the admission team on an individual basis; consideration throughout the application process and during interview is also given to relevant additional educational achievements, life experience and transferable skills, alongside references, personal statements (utilising an annually reviewed checklist in accordance with values based recruitment criteria set by the NHS) and the overall interview score.

Personal statement

Your personal statement is expected to demonstrate an insight into your chosen field of Nursing, including an understanding of care environments and current issues in contemporary nursing or health care. You should describe the concept of a professional attitude, effective communication skills, good time-management skills, and an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses. An awareness of the NMC Code and the vision for the training of the future nurse and how this can support the delivery of high quality person centred care should be included. You should convey your ability to work both independently and as part of a team and demonstrate motivation and a commitment to preparing to study as a nurse, demonstrating an ability to solve problems and to think creatively in conveying a capacity for leadership and how this is important in the nursing profession.

What students think about Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India

    Testimonial from Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India , student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    The best thing about my course is the facilities provided by the University like the Gait Lab, Academic English Coaching and online library access. Also, the staff are brilliant and very approachable - they will go out of their way to help you out. The curriculum covers everything in my area of interest and gives me an opportunity to evolve further. The various seminars conducted lend their helping hand in preparing me for the journey ahead.

    The facilities and the staff have made my transition from India to Manchester a piece of cake – it is something I really adore and will always be grateful for.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Manchester Met?

    I have gained immense confidence in dealing with patients, have learnt the correct way of carrying out research and now I feel I have developed the skill of getting into every minute detail of every disease or finding and getting the best solution possible.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    My top tip for the interested students will be to not worry and don’t hesitate to ask questions to clear their doubts before coming. Also, try to attend as many webinars as possible, which the University arranges for new applicants. It will take care of all your concerns. Also, study well about the various facilities like English Coaching, which would be required and helpful for your course and you can join them as soon as you start with your term. Just don’t stress too much, always keep your smile and confidence with you and you will be perfectly fine.

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    Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore

    Testimonial from Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    There are a wide range of well-maintained equipment used during practical sessions and all are up to date with current practices. The teaching staff are wonderful and are always happy to answer any questions you may have or help you out of any problems you may face during the course. They are understanding and compassionate and genuinely want to impart their knowledge to students, which makes learning from them so much fun. I appreciate the support and welfare given to all students at every level.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Man Met?

    The skills I have developed while being on the course are definitely self-discipline and being proactive. Discipline is needed to ensure you study on days when you are not required in school. While the teaching staff are great at reaching out to students and making sure we understand the content, being proactive in studies is still a great skill to learn as not everything is spoon-fed to us. These are also good skills to have when we enter the workplace in the future as it would train us to be responsible and reliable clinicians.

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    Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong

    Testimonial from Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    I like the practical sessions in my course because there are a lot of chances to interact with my classmates and lecturers. We divide into different groups or pairs in every session so we have a great opportunity to know more about different body types and helps us in understanding the knowledge.

    Also, the lecturers are so helpful in helping the students who feel shy and quiet in lessons. They will talk to all of us individually and make sure we know what is going on in the class. This makes me feel easier and more comfortable in learning because it helps me build up more confidence when I need to work with different patients in the future.

    The Uni life and equipment at Manchester Metropolitan University are amazing and impressed me.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    Show initiative in class. Don’t be shy or afraid to ask any questions because it is a great opportunity to ask a physiotherapist, in order to make sure you understand in every session.

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