University Of Bedfordshire Mental Health Nursing

University Of Bedfordshire Mental Health Nursing

The relationship between a person with a mental illness and the nurse is central to helping them back to mental health. This course emphasises the development of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills through interactive learning in practice settings such as hospitals, prisons, service users’ homes, residential centres, specialist clinics and other community settings.

This course leads to both an Honours degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, allowing you to practise as a mental health nurse and in accordance with the NHS Constitution.


The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS “aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. ”

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process.


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing with Registered Nurse: Mental Health – BSc (Hons) – University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via – UCAS
  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – B760
  • Campus Location – University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates – Sep
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time
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Entry requirements

  • UK
2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. The grades you can achieve in your level 3 qualifications will not change – only the tariff point attached to that particular grade will change.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

  • 112 points with at least 96 points from 3 A levels or BTEC level 3 QCF qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A level do not count towards this score.
  • Access to HE Diploma – a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course: 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 12 credits should be graded at distinction level and at least 12 credits at merit.
  • Diploma in Higher Education or BSc degree
  • IELTS Grade 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each area where English is a second language.
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or International Baccalaureate

NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.