Abertay University

Abertay University

Mental Health Nursing (post-registration)

This course has been designed specifically for ambitious registered graduate mental health nurses or those with significant relevant experience. The programme aims to further develop the ability to work in and lead services at a time of rapid change; and respond to developments in practice, changes in the philosophy of mental health nursing and the emergence of new ideas and research.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either an ordinary degree in a relevant area or significant clinical experience. In addition, applicants should hold current registration as a mental health nurse with the appropriate national body, for example, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Course modules

3 core modules are: Research methods for social sciences; recovery and self-management; dissertation. In addition to the core modules students choose 4 of the following option modules: crisis intervention and resolution; motivational interviewing in healthcare settings; mental health in older adults; clinical nurse leadership; work based review.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,300 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,300 per Whole course (EU fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,500 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Abertay campus Dundee DD1 1HG Scotland

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01382 308080