M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Mental Health)

24 months
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If you are a graduate working in a healthcare setting and looking to take your career to the next level, the Nursing (Mental Health) programme from Swansea University is for you.


Designed for non-registered healthcare practitioners, this two-year Nursing (Mental Health) programme from Swansea University will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career in this essential profession.

You will learn about the holistic needs of people from early adulthood until old age and develop the professional skills to provide high quality nursing care in in a range of clinical and community settings.

As you progress, you will develop the skills to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care to promote the health and wellbeing of adults with acute and chronic conditions.

Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting.

Career opportunities

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.

Job prospects are excellent, with 100 per cent of our nursing graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months.

You can expect a starting salary of £24,214 rising to £43,772 for a highly-experienced staff nurse. Specialist nurses and practice managers can earn £45,000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation 
  • The essentials of nursing
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Illness
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research 
  • Acute and Unscheduled Nursing Care 
  • Care of the Person with Complex Mental Health Needs 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is open to graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above and a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English/Welsh. 
  • You will be required to demonstrate 700 hours of clinical relevant practice, working in health related environments, such as care homes, hospitals, community or homecare.
  • These clinical hours must have been achieved over the last 2 years and will need to be verified by a registered healthcare professional. You will also be required to demonstrate 450 theory hours and these will be assessed via a verification inventory and portfolio.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 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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