M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

24 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that are essential when you’re caring for people with complex mental health needs.

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You’ll explore how mental health services are organised and delivered while gaining vital work experience. Half your time will be spent working within a professional practice, where you’ll develop a strong portfolio of clinical and interpersonal skills, preparing you for the next stage of your career as someone who’s able to provide safe and effective interventions to people requiring mental health care.

Why study with us

We’re award-winning. We won in the Student Experience category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

Our programme incorporates the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new standards of proficiencies, 2019.

You’ll have access to outstanding facilities, including high specification clinical skills laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including anatomage medical dissection tables.

Future careers

Our well-established nursing programmes produce highly employable graduates. An impressive 100% of our mental health nursing undergraduates have gone onto employment or further study within six months (HESA 2018).

The Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) prepares you for a future career as a registered mental health nurse who’s equipped with the skills, knowledge and compassion required to deliver outstanding care to individuals experiencing acute and complex mental health issues.

You’ll also have the confidence to implement best practice and bring about positive changes in the delivery of mental health care within your workplace.

As a registered nurse you’ll have the option of widening your career path. Some of these options include a wide variety of clinical specialisms, advanced practitioner / therapist, non-medical prescriber, practice / service development, senior management, educator: preceptor / supervisor / lecturer, researcher and consultancy roles

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Health Nursing Practice - In this module you will have the opportunity to develop your nursing skills within simulation and the Mental Health nursing practice setting. You'll be able to reflect on what you've learnt so that you can improve in the future.
  • Essentials of Mental Health - This module aims to build on your knowledge and skills that are essential for caring for people with complex mental health issues. You will understand the importance of person-centred care delivery regarding complex mental health issues and co-morbidities. You will also explore the value of inter-professional working.

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

  • Pre-registration nursing programmes are typically three years in length so to join this 2-year accelerated MSc you will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will be in the form of completion of an RPL portfolio and provision of evidence which will also confirm you have met 700 hours of appropriate health related occupational or voluntary experience. Further details about RPL including guidance on the portfolio will be sent to you upon a successful completion of an interview.
  • Degree: 2:2 or above in a Health related degree
  • GCSE: Maths & English Grade C/4 or equivalent
  • Approximately 800 hours relevant clinical experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 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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