24 months
22650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Nursing (Mental Health) course at the University of York draws on our world-leading research to create a unique mental curriculum. You'll learn in an environment which values scholarship, social awareness and research.

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Through theoretical study, practical experience and reflective discussion, you'll hone your skills in mental health nursing. We'll encourage you to develop an intellectual curiosity that will support your development throughout your career.

In the Nursing (Mental Health) course at the University of York , you'll learn how to develop a therapeutic relationship with your clients and gain the skills you need to help people with mental health problems. You'll work with social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors and have opportunities to engage with third sector and service user organisations.

You'll graduate ready to register as a highly-skilled nurse, able to provide excellent mental health care. You'll be confident undertaking research and using evidence to develop nursing practice.

Careers and skills

Most of our students start their careers as Band 5 staff nurses in the NHS. Others go into employment in social care and independent sector organisations.

Career opportunities

As you progress through your career, you could go onto a number or posts including:

  • staff nurse
  • clinical team leader
  • counsellor
  • cognitive behavioural therapist
  • nursing consultant
  • critical care nurse
  • research nurse
  • modern matron
  • clinical educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiology and Pharmacology applied to Nursing 
  • Psychosocial Concepts and Theories applied to Nursing 
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology applied to Nursing  
  • Person-centred Consultation and Shared Decision-making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22650 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 York

646 - 1124 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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