University of Brighton Mental Health Nursing

University of Brighton Mental Health Nursing

Mental health nurses support people experiencing mental health problems by building compassionate therapeutic relationships. They can then help by offering evidence based therapeutic interventions with individuals, families, carers and friends.

Studying a degree in mental health nursing will allow you to develop a deep understanding of yourself and others, while making a positive difference to peoples lives.

To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you will spend 50% of your year on placements with local NHS trusts in varied settings, and simulate healthcare situations in our clinical skills and simulation suite.

We support you to become caring and compassionate graduates, who deliver competent, skilled, evidence-based care in partnership with patients, clients, families, and communities. These qualities are underpinned by the common values of the NHS constitution where patients come first in everything the NHS does and include respect and dignity, compassion and working together for patients.

Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent, with 96% of our most recent graduates in work or further study six months after completing the course (source: National Student Survey 2014, Unistats).

Nurses are in global demand. To give you the opportunity to experience nursing abroad, we offer overseas placements from two to four weeks, or an immersive three-month international stay.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.

BBB, must include a science or social science subject at grade B.

DDM in a health or science subject.

International Baccalaureate
30 points.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.