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Nursing (Mental Health) (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

With this BSc Mental Health Nursing degree, you'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to people experiencing challenges to their mental health. Southampton is a world-leader when it comes to nursing and you'll be taught by highly-regarded educators and researchers.

Our graduates are encouraged to respond with compassion to the unique needs of all people, and you will develop a deep knowledge of person-centred care.

On this master's course, you'll also gain key decision-making skills and the ability to manage complexity in a broad range of settings. This will prepare you for roles where you build teams and lead the development of the profession. 

In addition, you will: 

  • study the sciences that underpin nursing

  • develop your skills in practice placements

  • benefit from simulated practice and clinical skills teaching

  • learn with and from students of other health professions

  • become confident in embracing the technology and innovation needed to meet people's future health needs 

Practice placements will normally be undertaken in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, in a mixture of hospital and community settings across 6 trusts.

When you have successfully completed the programme, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health).

What's it like to study Nursing at Southampton

Follow nursing degree student Becca on her first few months studying at Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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