Oxford Brookes University

Nursing, Mental Health (pre-registration)

The course is a pre-registration nursing programme for graduates leading to the award of an MA in mental health nursing and registration as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course will be taught alongside the BA in mental health nursing and the four-year BSc adult and mental health nursing and BSc children's and mental health nursing.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (or equivalent) preferably in a health or science related subject; applications from graduates with non-health-related degrees may be considered. 5 GCSEs, including mathematics, English language and a science subject (e.g. chemistry or biology) at grade C or above. 2 recent references, at least 1 academic. Experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment or relevant to the chosen field. Successful performance in the selection process (including an individual interview). All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise and a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made. For applicants whose 1st language is not English IELTS 6.0-7.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and speaking will be required.

Assessment methods

Master�s level research project involving primary data collection; a critical review of the literature, or other scholarly output and will be supported to publish your work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 3 years
MA Part-time - 8 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

Key information

Mental Health Nursing (Pre-Registration)
Telephone number: 
01865 482585