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International: £15,250 per year
- Understand health sciences in the practice setting.
- Gain the knowledge, skills and values to enter into highly skilled employment.
- Develop a strong professional identity and confidence.
- Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.
This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to transform the lives of individuals and communities by becoming a fully qualified mental health nurse. This challenging, stimulating course encourages you to develop your nursing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional
Watch student Clare Manley talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
On this course, you’ll learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to your practice setting — where you’ll work on real cases.
Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. In some modules, you will learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses. This approach will help you to deliver person centred-care with an understanding of how other professionals contribute to the person's journey through health and social care services.
You learn through
- practice-based learning (50%)
- projects and group work
- independent learning
- skills rehearsal
- technology enhanced learning
Course leaders and tutors
Lucy Kirkham is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 50% of each year on placement within a hospital, community or independent sector setting across Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Barnsley and Chesterfield. You will undertake a range of exciting placements in stimulating environments, helping you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. These are essential to healthcare provision.
During your placements, you’ll be supported by practice supervisor to help you develop your skills and competency. Your academic study supports your learning on placement and your placement experience allows you to consider the application of evidence to practice. This will help you to develop both personally and professionally, and you will become a knowledgeable problem solver and critical thinker.
This course prepares you for a career in
- community mental health nursing
- forensic nursing
- acute mental health nursing
- older adult mental health nursing
- prison nursing
- children and adolescent mental health nursing
- senior management, reaching and education
- research and academia
- further studies, leading to advanced practice, consultancy and clinical nursing
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in
- community settings
- public health
- independent and voluntary sectors
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- clinical suites
- simulated clinical environments
- replicated community settings
Learn more about your department
Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that enrich student learning in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
GCSE Maths, English Language and Science grade C or grade 4 or above. Equivalencies are accepted.
112 UCAS points from A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Assessing And Planning For Person Centred Care||Credits: 40|
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Science For Professional Practice||Credits: 40|
|Module: Applied Sciences For Professional Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40|
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Providing And Evaluating Person Centred Care||Credits: 40|
|Module: Leading And Co-Ordinating Person Centred Care||Credits: 40|
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Theory/Practice Hours - Nursing And Midwifery||Credits: -|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.
Health and social care funding
Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)
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