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Nursing - Mental Health BSc (Hons)

  • Typical offer 2015 entry: 280
  • Duration: 3 years Full-time
  • UCAS code: B760
  • Includes placements
  • Not available to international students



Course highlight

98% of our 2012 BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

The three-year full-time degree in Nursing leads to a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This is a practical, patientcentred course with equal amounts of theory and clinical practice which enables students to experience different aspects of healthcare.


This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the statutory body and regulator of nursing and midwifery healthcare professions.

Why Bradford?

Spanning the rural Yorkshire Dales to inner city districts, no other area of the UK offers the rich diversity of clinical experience available through the University and its partner Trusts.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional nurses supported by other staff at the Faculty of Health Studies, and have access to a suite of purpose-built practice simulation suites, which allow you to be taught and to practise your core clinical skills, from bed making, moving patients and taking blood pressure to giving injections, ward rounds and dispensing medication, and simulation of the seriously ill person using our interactive models. The clinical wards house a variety of equipment which you would normally find in clinical practice.

Following graduation and registration, nurses are expected to continue to develop their knowledge and skills, and we offer a variety of short courses and postgraduate study options which allow nurses to specialise in areas of interest.


This is the current module information. Modules may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures.


  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Clinical Practice 4
  • Clinical Practice 5
  • Clinical Practice 6
  • Developing Competency in Nursing Practice
  • Developing Nursing Practice
  • Developing Proficiency in Professional Nursing Practice
  • Evidencing Professional Practice
  • Fundamental Principles in Nursing Practice
  • Principles of Collaborative Professional Practice
  • Research for Advancing Professional Practice
  • Therapeutic Nursing Care
  • Transition to Registered Nursing Practice

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

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Career Prospects

Most of our students gain employment locally and immediately upon completion. Mental Health nursing will prepare students to work in hospital wards, community teams, the independent and voluntary sectors, or specialist mental health services.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2012 BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates was £21,587.

Entry requirements for 2015

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 280

A levels:

2 full A-levels or equivalent.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DMM in a relevant Health or Science

Applicants on Access Programmes:

An Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science. Those studying on Access Programmes will be asked to obtain 45 Level 3 credits at Merit. This must include a science module at Merit or above for applicants who do not already have GCSE science grade A*–C.

Plus minimum of:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language, Mathematics and Science (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, and to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

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How do I find out more?

For more information contact:
Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Office

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.