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Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration)

Manchester Metropolitan University

24 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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We’ve designed our Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) course from Manchester Metropolitan University around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what’s required in caring for and supporting vulnerable people. 


Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing.

Mental health and wellbeing is a growing health concern for our society. During this accelerated Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) two-year course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you'll gain the experience and skills required to practice as a mental health nurse in two years, rather than three. You’ll develop the expertise to manage both the physical and psychological needs of patients.

You’ll spend half of your time studying in clinical placements or simulation-based learning in a variety of settings, with support from a practice supervisor/assessor or academic throughout.

Some of the topics you’ll explore include the ethics of medicine management, recovery approaches, and intervention therapies for substance abuse. You’ll also learn practical skills in conflict resolution, how to manage challenging behaviour, and how to safeguard vulnerable patients.


When you graduate, you’ll gain a masters degree (MSc) and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You might choose to work with certain groups, such as young people or offenders, or focus on a particular issue such as eating disorders.

You will often work as part of a multidisciplinary team with psychiatrists, psychologists, GPs, social workers and other health professionals.

You may work in a variety of settings including community healthcare centres, specialist units and secure residential units or with your patients in their own homes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Person Centred Nursing
  • Local and Global Health
  • Enquiry and Evaluation
  • Resilience and Relationships
  • Fieldcraft Skills
  • Leading and Improving Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have achieved a minimum of a first degree (2:2 or above), and should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including mathematics, English language, science, and provide evidence of IT skills through a formal qualification or the completion of a self-assessment questionnaire.
  • We will accept GCSE science, biology, additional science, applied science, physics or chemistry. BTEC Level 2 science (Pass) as an acceptable equivalent.
  • We will accept the Manchester Met's mathematics or science equivalency test as an equivalence to GCSEs. We will only consider one equivalent, i.e. either mathematics or science, not both.
  • Applicants must evidence recent study within the last five years. Plus, evidence of relevant, practical experience through the pre-entry portfolio.
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.
  • Satisfactory occupational health clearance is also required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 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 Manchester

645 - 1197 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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