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Birmingham City University

Mental Health Nursing (September)

UCAS Code: B762

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Science or Applied Science. Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to obtain 120 tariff points Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Science or Applied Science. Subject excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. Mathematics and English Language GCSE must be obtained prior to application. Must be in a health-related pathway. GCSE equivalences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent' GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4 Must include mathematics, English language and one of health and social care, biology, chemistry, physics or science double/triple award. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science) - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science) - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Health or Science Related Subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Health or Science Related Subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Health or Science Related Subject

Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either two A-level, 2 AS-levels or Two BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Health or Science Related Subject. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points. In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,M

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development or Science equivalent. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Subjects excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking

UCAS Tariff

120
24%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mental health nursing

Our three-year nursing degree has relaunched for the 2019/20 academic year to take account of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulations.

Mental Health Nursing is a full-time course that blends theory with practice to help you become a confident and competent nurse of the future. This new version of our course is integrated for the first two years, allowing you to learn about the four fields of nursing, while your final year of study will be focused on your chosen field. This new approach will give you additional knowledge, skills and understanding of the challenges faced by people at different stages of their life, and how conditions such as learning difficulties and mental health issues can impact on an individual’s care needs. While your study will be integrated for some of your time, all of your placements will be based around Mental Health Nursing.

Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, the course will provide you with a wide range of experiences, as well as continuous individual support and encouragement from both University personal tutors and clinical mentors. Extracurricular experiences include the opportunity to visit clinical areas in Pittsburgh, USA, and a host of other potential international visits through our Go Abroad scheme, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Assessment methods

Interview/Audition
Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mental health nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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