Glasgow Caledonian University Mental Health Nursing

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Glasgow Caledonian University Mental Health Nursing

BSc Nursing Studies (Mental Health)

Using values based approaches to promote individual strengths, mental wellbeing and independence, Mental Health Nurses support people finding it difficult to cope due to mental health problems.

Students undertake practice learning experience for 50% of the course in a broad range of placements within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. These include NHS community and hospital placements as well as independent and voluntary sector experience.

During these practice learning experiences students are involved in mental health nursing activities, including assessment and providing care and support for a range of patients relevant to their chosen nursing pathway.

For all fields there are opportunities for international placement.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Course Details

3 Years
Start Date
11 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Nursing and Midwifery
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
BSc Year 1
SQA Higher: BBC including English plus Nat 5 Maths at C

A level: BC plus GCSE English language and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher: H3 H3 H3 including English plus Ordinary Level Maths at B1

IB Diploma: 24 points

College: SWAP West Access to Nursing from partner colleges. HNCs in a variety of subjects will be considered. Applicants must have literacy and numeracy at National 5 level.

BTEC Extended Diploma MMP plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4

BSc Year 2
HNC Care and Administrative Practice with B in the Graded Units, successful completion of a minimum of 544 hours in authorised supervised practice placement. Candidates need to obtain a minimum of 90% attendance at College and a minimum of 90% attendance at Practice Placement. Applications subject to interview and places and must be supported by the college partner.
Additional information
Applicants are expected to have evidence of assessed study within the last 5 years.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend one of our Applicant Days as part of the admissions process.

For 2017 entry, the confirmed dates are as follows:

  • BSc and Hons Adult – Saturday 28 January, Saturday 4 February
  • Bsc and Hons Child– Saturday 11 February
  • BSc and Hons Mental Health – Saturday 18 February
  • BSc and Hons Learning Disability – Saturday 18 February
  • Dual Hons LD and Child – Saturday 11 February and Saturday 18 February

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)