Mental Health Nursing (with Foundation Year option) BSc (Hons)

This course is now full for September 2021 entry. You may still apply, but your application may be held on a waiting list (either prior to or following an interview). If your application is on a waiting list, we will inform you if a space becomes available by the end of June. Please note: there is still space on the Foundation Year option for this course and applications are still being processed for this entry route.

Why study BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at BU?

  • One in four people will struggle with mental health issues at some point during their life. It is a rapidly expanding area of nursing that needs caring, compassionate and competent professionals
  • This course will teach you how to deliver high-quality nursing care; to enable, educate and encourage those experiencing mental health problems to progress towards recovery
  • Practical experience takes a central role in the course, with 50% of your time being spent on placement in a variety of healthcare environments across the south
  • Learn from registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners, as well as carers and service users who provide valuable insight and personal experience of mental health care 
  • Put your learnings into practice in our new £48 million Bournemouth Gateway Building and benefit from simulated hospital wards and community home settings
  • Our annual Careers Fair has numerous healthcare exhibitors in attendance, helping you to gain employment as a registered nurse on completion of the course.

Find out more about the content of this course. 

Not sure which nursing course is for you? Read our guide to nursing courses at BU. 

Funding support: Nursing students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year and mental health nursing students may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 specialist subject payment as it has been confirmed as a shortage specialism. Find out more information about the funding. 

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the Mental Health Nursing degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your Mental Health Nursing study. The Foundation Year will be based at the Talbot Campus, Bournemouth. 

Apprenticeship route: Our registered nursing degree apprenticeships (RNDA) in Mental Health Nursing and Adult Nursing allow you to be employed and receive a full wage while studying.‚Äč

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
B701/B704 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM.

Required subjects: All subjects considered.

Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. 

For September 2022 entry: 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM.

Required subjects: All subjects considered.

Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. 

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