City, University of London

City, University of London

Adult and Mental Health Nursing (pre-registration)

This unique course, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, provides the opportunity for practice across both nursing specialisms. City is ranked 1st in London for Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019). It is for students who already have a degree in any subject and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. The MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. City is the first institution to offer an MSc of this kind, crossing both the adult and mental health nursing specialisms. The course was designed to meet the need of the healthcare sector and the ambitions of many nurses to be able to fully support their patients, both physically and mentally. You will graduate as a nurse eligible to register with the NMC as an adult and mental health nurse, leaving you equipped to support the delivery of quality healthcare in a contemporary health service. Mental illness has a huge impact on the physical health of an individual. People with mental health conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, such as diabetes and heart conditions. In addition, people with long-term physical health conditions are more likely to suffer from a mental health issue, particularly depression. There is a need to develop a nursing workforce that is fit for the current demands of healthcare in the UK. This Masters programme, where you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a registered nurse in the mental health and adult fields of nursing, will provide you with the opportunity to meet this demand.

Entry requirements

MSc: To apply for this course, you must have: A lower second-class honours degree or above. An awareness of health or health-related care issues and have worked at least 500 clinical hours to be eligible for the MSc programme. Grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent. You also will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references will also be requested. You must complete the APL process related to theory before you start the programme. You will be expected to demonstrate achievement of the equivalent of 675 of the theoretical hours and map learning against identified learning outcomes from Unit 1 of the BSc route through the programme. You will need to have APL 500 clinical hours to be eligible for the combined programme. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made. English Requirements: If you are educated outside of an English speaking country, without GCSEs are required to hold IELTS at: IELTS: 7.0 overall band score; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections.

Course modules

To pass each Part you must successfully complete both the theoretical and practice elements of the programme by the end of the part (NMC 2010). Part 1 constitutes one unit and has one core theory module and a practice experience module which incorporates simulated practice. Part 2 has field specific modules which reflect the two pathways that you will undertake. There are two core theory modules and a practice experience module which incorporates simulated practice. Part 3 has a common theory module and practice module which reflect the adult and mental health fields you will undertake. It has two core theory modules and a combined theory and practice experience module.

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the MSc, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays, seminars or presentations. As part of the MSc you are expected to complete a dissertation, this will involve a systematic literature review of integrated practice, which is the foundation of this programme and the future of contemporary nursing practice. Your final degree classification is calculated from the first, second and final years.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years

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School of Health Sciences EC1V 0HB London

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