Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration), M.A.

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  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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The MA in Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) at Oxford Brookes University leads to the award of an MA in Mental Health Nursing and registration as a Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Why choose Mental Health Nursing (Pre-registration) at Oxford Brookes University?

  • Our lecturers maintain excellent practice links in their specialist areas locally, nationally and internationally.
  • A dedicated practice education unit will support you with opportunities to practise in a wide range of wards, special units, prisons, health centres and other community settings.
  • Skilled practitioners and nurse consultants deliver specialist teaching sessions.
  • You will have access to specialist facilities including clinical skills simulation suites.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 98% of our research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy was rated as internationally recognised, with 82% being world leading or internationally excellent.
  • You will share your learning with other health care students -developing your teamwork skills and understanding of the other roles you will encounter in practice.
Professional accreditation

Successful completion of the programme will entitle graduates to achieve registration as a Mental Health Nurse with the NMC.

Programme Structure

The course will be taught alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BA in Mental Health Nursing and our new four-year BSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing and BSc Children's and Mental Health Nursing.

We are currently redeveloping and revalidating all of our Pre-Registration Nursing programmes and we expect to run new MSc and BSc Mental Health Nursing courses from September 2016.

Working at master's level, you will focus on developing a knowledge base in mental health nursing that is evidence-based and strongly underpinned by research.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health nursing. This will be informed by scholarship and research as well as critical awareness of current issues/development in the field.

You will acquire specific skills, knowledge and competence in your chosen field and more broadly will be enquiry focused, reflective, innovative, confident and self-aware.

You will complete a master’s level research project involving primary data collection; a service improvement project, a critical review of the literature, or other scholarly output and will be supported to publish your work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 M level credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A good honours degree (or equivalent) preferably in a health or science-related subject. We will however also consider applications from graduates with non-health-related degrees.
  • 5 GCSEs, including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject (ie Chemistry or Biology) at grade C or above.
  • Two recent references, at least one academic.
  • Experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment or relevant to your chosen field.
  • Successful performance in the selection process (including an individual interview).
  • All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise.

Securing a place is subject to both a satisfactory DBS and an Occupational Health clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible.

If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances.Screening

All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

English language requirements

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Tuition Fee

For 2016 entry, students from the UK and EU will have their fees paid by the NHS, even if they have previously received public funding for higher education.

Please note: this course is NOT open to international students.

From 2017/18, new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses (which lead on to qualification with one of the health professional regulators) in England will take out maintenance and tuition loans like other students, rather than getting their fees paid by Health Education England and receiving an NHS bursary.


Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students

  • Postgraduate support scheme 2015
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships
  • Santander Scholarships
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2015
  • Alumnus, Friends and Family Discount Schemes
  • Bursaries from External Organisations 2014-15
  • University Research Studentships
  • Public funding

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