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Kingston University MSc in Mental Health Nursing
Kingston University

MSc in Mental Health Nursing

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

2 Years


Full time

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GBP 9,250 / per year *


* home full-time: £9,250 | international full-time: £16,200


Why choose this course?

Mental health nursing is a highly rewarding career where you can make a real difference. This course leads to registration as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). If you're looking to make a positive difference in people's lives, and already have an undergraduate degree and experience in health and social care, this Master's course is for you.

You will explore the role of the mental health nurse and the diverse needs and contexts of mental health service users. You will analyse and apply research and evidence to understand the complexities of mental health provision. You will learn a range of psychological approaches used in clinical practice and prepare for the transition to registered nurse.

Your studies include core elements for all fields of nursing and modules specific to mental health. You'll learn first-hand from mental health service users and carers, through our partnerships with service users and carer-led organisations.

You will gain experience in an area of London or Surrey, with diverse placement opportunities, including specialist and national services. Our placement providers include South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and independent hospitals, including the Priory Group.

You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.

Members of the academic team have edited and contributed to Core Texts including - Gault I et al. (2017) Communication in Nursing and Health Care and Chambers M (ed) (2017) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; The Craft of Caring.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston is No1. in London, and No.6 in the UK overall, for nursing and midwifery (Guardian University League Tables 2022).
  • Kingston's partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from, and with, mental health practitioners and people with lived experience.
  • You will develop and refine your communication and clinical skills through the use of high-fidelity manikins, role-play with actor patients and scenario-based simulations.
  • Kingston's mental health ward simulations have won Nursing Times awards for innovation in mental health teaching.


This degree confers both an academic award and a professional qualification in nursing. On successful completion of the programme, you will be recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for professional registration.


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