This Nursing Mental Health MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is designed for ambitious graduates and career changers who want to become a registered nurse. It's also ideal if you’re already a high achieving qualified nurse and want a second field of registration.
The course prepares you to pursue senior healthcare roles. It also provides a solid foundation for higher level academic study.
You'll carry out a mix of theoretical learning and practice hours which meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for registration as a nurse. Practice learning takes the form of placements in a range of acute and community care settings.
You’ll gain essential practical experience during the placements to help you develop into the role of a nursing professional.
Your taught theoretical modules cover:
- professional nursing practice
- fundamental aspects of care
- global and public health
- person centred nursing care
- managing acute changes in health status
- coordinating long-term care
- influencing innovation and change
- research methods / research project
Developing critical thinking, reasoning and analytical skills are a big focus of the course. You'll improve your leadership skills so that you can supervise, delegate and challenge practice in the future.
When you complete the degree you’ll be eligible to register with the NMC as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health). You must apply to register within 5 years of completing your course.
- You’ll be actively supported to identify where you may wish to work for your first post as a registered nurse.
- We have a dedicated School Lead for Employability. As well as timetabled careers activities, we’ll invite you to attend the School's annual Health Sciences Careers Fair. You’ll meet potential employers and gain invaluable early careers advice about your options.
- As a mental health nursing graduate from the University of Southampton, you’ll have the ideal platform to move into more senior positions. For example consultant nurse, leading a team or working in advanced clinical practice.
- You could also opt to work in education to train and inspire future generations of nurses. Fast track opportunities for doctoral courses may be available, and you may also have the option to combine practice and research, or research and education.
- Professional Practice
- Critical Inquiry - Research Protocol
- Aspects of Care for GEN
- Global and Public Health
- Person Centred Nursing Care
- Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (MH Field GEN)
- Influencing Innovation and Change
- Managing Acute Changes in Health Status (MH field GEN)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- This course is not normally available to other EU and international students.
DisciplinesPublic Health Nursing Health Sciences View 262 other Masters in Nursing in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2.1 degree as well as GCSE English language, mathematics and science, grades 4 to 9 or A* to C.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
- Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students will be charged the same tuition fee as UK students
Living costs for Southampton
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.