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BSc (Hons)
Mental Health Nursing

Undergraduate course

Use your personal and communication skills to learn how to support people with mental health problems, helping them lead a normal life.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
    03 September 2015
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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Students on our mental health nursing course have the opportunity to do placements in a range of highly specialist regional departments and exciting environments such as music festivals and working alongside the police.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C (or equivalent). Science subjects accepted include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Practical Experience:You are required to have a care experience in a mental health practice/clinical setting, such as inpatient care or voluntary care. Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study using information derived from your personal statement and reference. Your UCAS personal statement should include:1) How you have researched the profession of mental health nursing.2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults with mental health needs or worked within mental health settings.3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses.4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to mental health nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career.You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills.Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. Selection days will be held between December 2014 and March 2015. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details.The selection day will involve a small group exercise, and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day.Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


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I knew that Leeds is a regional centre for many health services so I felt that my nursing placements would be more varied in terms of health conditions, patient groups etc.

You'll  experience a simulated job application process where your tutors will help you apply for nursing roles, interview you and provide feedback. We also hold a nursing recruitment fair involving a wide variety of employers, from the Armed Forces to the Royal College of Nursing. On successful completion, you will be a qualified nurse, able to apply for registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

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Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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Human Physiology

Communication 1: Therapeutic Use of Self

Nursing & Health

Professional, Legal, Ethical Practice - An Introduction

Academic, Professional & Personal Development 1

Skills for Practice Mental Health Nursing 1

Academic, Professional & Personal Development 2

Human Physiology 2

Approaches to Nursing Care

Skills for Practice Mental Health Nursing 2

Communication 2: Therapeutic Interventions for Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing

Recovery in Mental Health

Personal, Professional & Interprofessional Practice - Preparation for Registration Portfolio

Skills & Communication for Practice

Leadership, Management & Enterprise

Studying nursing with Leeds Beckett gives you access to a wide variety of placement opportunities within the NHS and the voluntary sector. We can offer these in many settings, including services in drug and alcohol, mother and baby, eating disorders and forensics. Volunteering opportunities are available in the UK and overseas. You will have regular opportunities to interact with mental health service users throughout your study. Your placements will involve shift work and travel within the Leeds area.

  • Professor Ieuan Ellis
    Mental Health NursingProfessor Ieuan Ellis
    Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

  • Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining our University. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.
    Martin Hird, Course Leader
    Martin Hird, Course Leader
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website

Footwear for Practice - Footwear will be required as would be in a professional environment, of which the cost is £30

Work placement travel expenses - £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed you are eligible for bursary.


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  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

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