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Abertay University

Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)

UCAS Code: B760
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BCC

Scottish Highers
ABBB

BTEC Diploma
PMM

International Baccalaureate
29

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

36%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Our aim at Abertay is to develop a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health Nursing. We are the only Scottish providers of Honours level pre-registration nursing in this subject area and the only Scottish University to focus exclusively on Mental Health Nursing. There has never been a more exciting time to study this dynamic subject at Abertay. Our ambition is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will require to become a recovery-orientated, compassionate mental health practitioner and a future leader in the discipline of Mental Health Nursing. Our course focuses on caring for individuals and families with diverse mental health needs across the lifespan. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to provide values-based, recovery-orientated care and meet the challenges of Mental Health Nursing in the changing context of health care in the UK. The curriculum focuses on a wide range of health environments, with an emphasis on the community. It enables you to acquire therapeutic skills in a systematic fashion. There is a strong focus on mentoring and academic support to enable you to get the best out of this learning opportunity and attain your Honours degree in Mental Health Nursing.

Modules

Year 2: evidence based practice 2; human biology 3; nursing older people; professional issues in nursing 2; adult nursing 2; adult nursing practice 2; mental health nursing 2; mental health nursing practice 2. Year 3: adult nursing 2; consolidation of adult nursing practice; health promotion; personal and professional development; research methods for health professionals; e-health. Year 4: collaborative working in community settings; critical issues in public health; evidence based practice; growing old in the 21st century; managing long-term conditions; quality improvement in health care; research project; community practice (community care stream).

Abertay University

University logo

Abertay is at the heart of Dundee, combining the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres. The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
55%
30%

Year 1

20%
50%
30%

Year 2

35%
35%
30%

Year 3

35%
65%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
15%
55%
30%

Year 1

20%
25%
55%

Year 2

30%
30%
40%

Year 3

15%
75%
10%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
32% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

97%

Graduates who are caring personal services

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, so it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same – they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management.
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