M.Sc. On Campus

Mental Health Nursing

Kingston University

24 months
15900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Mental Health Nursing course at Kingston University provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 


In the Mental Health Nursing course at Kingston University, you will study the role of the mental health nurse and the diverse needs and contexts of mental health service users. You will also examine the analysis and application of research and evidence and the complexities of nursing at individual and organisational levels. You will learn a range of psychological approaches used in clinical practice and prepare for your transition to registered nurse.

Our partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from and with mental health service users.

Our mental health ward simulations have received Nursing Times Awards for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'.


This Mental Health Nursing course at Kingston University enables you to join as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will be able to progress into a variety of nursing careers, from acute, community and specialist settings within the NHS or independent sector across the lifespan. This could include settings such as hospitals, GPs, community mental health nursing teams, prisons, drug and alcohol services, forensics, CAHMS, eating disorder units, private hospitals and third sector organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Safe and effective quality care in mental health nursing
  • Coordinating the care of people with complex mental health care needs
  • Leadership in mental health nursing
  • Advancing professional practice
  • Establishing the fundamentals of nursing care
  • Assessment and care process in mental health nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A health- or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above, completed in the last five years. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies.
  • A minimum of 650 hours of health- or social-care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate this experience. This, along with a testimony, is a condition for entry to the programme.
  • You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 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 London

1137 - 2157 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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