Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Nursing (Mental Health)

University of West London

24 months
9250 GBP/year
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The Nursing (Mental Health) course from University of West London you will learn how to assess, plan, promote and support a person’s recovery, facilitating their involvement and enhancing their level of control (recovery focused approach). Importantly, you will also learn how to support client’s physical health needs.


Are you ready to make a difference and embark on a rewarding career in nursing? This new course will prepare you to support people with a wide range of mental health conditions such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress-related illness
  • personality disorders
  • psychotic disorders ie: schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder
  • dementia 
  • eating disorders
  • drug and alcohol addiction.

On completion of the course you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health Nurse. 

You will learn how to deliver care to the new standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The aim is to equip you with the clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge you need to face the challenges of modern mental health nursing.

This postgraduate Nursing (Mental Health) course from University of West London has been developed with input from students, service users and our partners in the NHS and voluntary and independent sectors. Your studies will help you to gain the skills and experience you need to start your nursing career on graduation. 

You will learn how to:

  • provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate and evidence-based
  • care for people with complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs
  • care for people in healthcare settings including their own home, in the community and in hospital
  • help promote health, protect health and prevent ill health
  • empower people, communities and populations to take control of their own health decisions and behaviours
  • care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs
  • care for people at the end of their life
  • work across health- and social care services 
  • play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams
  • think critically and apply your knowledge and skills
  • be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing


Many of our graduates find work with local NHS Trusts or healthcare organisations. 

Alternatively, you could continue your studies at UWL. This will help you to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills in a specialist area.

We also offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for healthcare practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sciences Underpinning Evidence-Based Nursing 
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health 
  • Delivering Person-Centred Care 
  • Nursing Practice
  • Leading, Innovating and Improving Nursing Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You need: 

  • a first degree at grade 2:2 or above in any subject 
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 - 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents 

Portfolio and independent study module

If you are successful at interview you will be required to complete a 6000 word portfolio (APL module). You will need to achieve a pass mark of 40% at Level 6, to be offered a place on the course.

Guidance on how to complete this independent study module will be provided by the course leader. Candidates are usually given 4 weeks to complete the module.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Scholarships and bursaries offered by UWL offer only a partial contribution to fees, students are advised to research a combination of funding sources for their studies. Each student will be granted a maximum of one scholarship or bursary from their applications, the highest value reduction will be applied.

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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