24 months
22400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The overall aim of this Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) programme from University of Liverpool is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a mental health nurse in the changing context of healthcare and to succeed in the modern National Health Service or Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector.

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This two-year Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) programme from University of Liverpool provides you with lifelong learning and working opportunities as well as a strong focus on nursing leadership. You will gain valuable theoretical knowledge alongside practical experience. The cohorts are small and this helps to ensure that you receive the support you require to help you get the best out of the programme.

Throughout the two years, you will gain extensive clinical experience in a variety of different settings, including inpatient wards, forensic and community settings.

Hear from two of our academic staff, Dr John Harrison and Sam Pullan, as they tell you about the benefits of studying Mental Health Nursing at Liverpool and show you around some of our fantastic facilities.

Career prospects

The taught postgraduate programmes in the School of Health Sciences provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to develop, specialise and extend the scope of their skills into new areas, to meet the constantly evolving service demands for advanced practitioners and senior health professionals.

There is a recognised shortage of Mental Health Nurses in the UK (numbers have decreased by 10% over the past 10 years) and an estimated shortage of six million Mental Health nurses globally.

There are many reasons why you should consider a career in mental health nursing. It offers you the chance to make a difference to lives of individuals, their families and their carers.

Graduates in Mental Health Nursing are a vital part of modern health care, and employment opportunities are available in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of mental health nursing practice
  • Developing and enhancing skills for practice
  • Local and global determinants of mental health
  • Research for professional practice
  • Developing and enhancing skills for registration
  • Managing and leading complexity in contemporary nursing practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from graduates in possession of a minimum 2:1 Bachelors Degree across a range of disciplines, eg biological sciences, health or social sciences. We will consider those with a 2:2 classification in their degree who are able to provide wider contextual information or recent relevant experience of further study. Non-science degrees may be accepted but each application will be considered on its own merits.
  • In addition applicants must also have GCSE grades 5-9 (or grades A*-C if assigned according to previous grading system), which include Maths, English Language and a Science (dual award is accepted).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 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 Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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