What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers30%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
This course shares a number of modules with preregistration nursing degrees, enabling you to gain a solid foundation in patient care before specialising in mental health in your second and third year. We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to integrate evidence-based theory into practice. This will ensure you have the confidence to respond imaginatively to the healthcare needs of those using mental health services, whilst providing care to the whole family to facilitate and support recovery. At our Coach Lane Campus you will benefit from our well equipped Clinical Skills Centre, providing NHS standard equipment and resources for simulation and practical skills training. This course has a very practical, hands-on element, with 50% of your learning based on practice placements including NHS Trusts, private sector healthcare and specialist providers, enabling you to take your theory into real-life settings. Please note we also offer courses in Adult Nursing
Year 1: Introduction to professional practice; information resources and skills; social policy: implications for health; nursing care in the community; biological basis of nursing; psychosocial influences on health; fundamental concepts in clinical nursing; nursing care of the adult; interpersonal and communication skills; legal and ethical aspects of care; theories, concepts and values in nursing; introduction to mental health nursing. Year 2: Researching health; families and health; nursing care of children and young people; maternity care; caring for people; learning disabilities; contemporary issues in mental health nursing; mental health promotion and maintenance; therapeutic interventions in mental health nursing; psychological approaches in mental health nursing; mental health nursing in acute care provision. Year 3: Interventions for people with enduring mental illness; mental health nursing of the older person; community mental health nursing practice; social and political issues in community health; health needs analysis; enquiry into practice; professional issues; dissertation.
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?