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University of Manchester

Mental Health Nursing

UCAS Code: B762

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BNurs (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

We require Grades BCC, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3). The specific course requirements are: of the 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at Distinction grade and the remaining 15 credits at Merit grade. Also, 30 of the 45 level 3 credits must be in science or health-science related subjects. You must also have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M1,M1,M3

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of M1, M1, M3 in the Pre-U and BBC at A level in three distinct subjects to include at least one science or science related subject (e.g. Chemistry, Biology and Psychology). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C/4. These should include your English and Mathematics if at Grade C/4. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of C/4. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. Please note that we do not accept Functional Skills 2 or equivalent qualifications in place of GCSE English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 points overall with 5,5,5 at Higher Level. The course specific requirements are 30 points overall with 5,5,5 at Higher Level (one higher subject to be in a science e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology or Applied Science).

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional A Level at Grade C. Either the Technical Diploma or the A Level must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D,D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade DD plus two A Levels at Grades CC. Either the Technical Extended Certificate or the A Levels must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care or Applied Science). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades DDD with 1/3 of the units undertaken in science or science related subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DD plus two A Levels at Grades CC. Either the Technical Foundation Diploma or the A Levels must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

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

DD

We consider the National Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades DD plus an additional A Level at Grade C. Either the National Diploma or the A Level must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus two additional A Levels at Grades CC. Either the National Extended Certificate or the A Levels must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

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

DDD

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care or Applied Science). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades DDD. 1/3 of the units undertaken must be in a science or science related subject.

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

D,D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades DD plus two additional A Levels at Grade CC. Either the National Foundation Diploma or A Levels must be in a Science or Health related subject. (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care or Applied Science).

We normally require Grades BBCCC including one science-related subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology). The GCSE requirement must include English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

We normally require Grades BBCCC including one science-related subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology). The GCSE requirement must include English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate is Grade B and two A levels at Grade BC - normally including at least one science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) and GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above in different subjects. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

104-117

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

29%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mental health nursing

Our BNurs Mental Health Nursing course will help you become a skilled and highly sought-after graduate nurse specialising in caring for mental health patients in a range of settings.

You will split your time equally between learning theory on campus and applying your knowledge to practice alongside other health professionals on your placements , which include those at specialist trusts and the opportunity to work in alternative settings in the UK and overseas.

You will receive support from both our staff and your fellow students throughout your time at Manchester, as well as from experienced mentors while on placement.

As a graduate, you'll have the choice of practicing as a nurse, going into a specialist or a leadership role, or undertaking further study, research opportunities or teaching.

**Special Features**

**Superb reputation**

Manchester has been ranked the 8th best university in the world and 2nd in the UK for nursing study in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

**Simulation training**

We use high fidelity simulation in drama and theatre workshops to train mental health nurses, helping students increase their confidence and work better within a team.

**Varied and high-quality placements**

You will experience a range of practice placements in both community and hospital settings, with support from experienced mentors. Placements include those at trusts offering specialist services. You may also choose to gain experience elsewhere in the UK or even overseas.

**Student-focused course**

You will learn how to apply theory to practice through our course's 50:50 split of on-campus learning and practical experience, ensuring you receive the tutor support you need while also consolidating your knowledge of nursing theory.

**Family-friendly learning**

Addressing the philosophy of Athena SWAN, we look to minimise early starts and late finishes and ensure - where possible - that public holidays are included in your annual leave entitlement.

**Additional Course Information**

You will spend 50% of your learning time in a clinical placement learning what it is like to work within the modern NHS, developing clinical knowledge, skills and confidence as a key member of the professional healthcare team.

We have excellent working relationships with local NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester and the north-west, and you will undertake a range of practice placements in both community and hospital settings.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

77%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

72%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

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Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
0%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

£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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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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