Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Whether your background is in psychology, history or art, mental health nursing is a rewarding career with unlimited potential for doing good in the world. We don't accept everyone on our course - we want to be sure you have the potential to succeed in this demanding job. But once you're part of our community, we'll do everything we can to make sure you're happy and achieving your best.

  • Study at the #1 Nursing faculty in the UK (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017). Spearheaded by the Dean, Professor Ian Norman- a qualified and practicing mental health nurse, social worker and the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
  • With King's, mental health nursing students can experience working at the UK's biggest provider of mental health services and could gain clinical placement experience at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust- renowned for being the world's oldest psychiatric ward
  • Join our diverse, friendly community - people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities come here to study

Who should take this course

The programme aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent and compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards stipulated in the NMC standards of proficiency and the academic requirements of King's College London for the award of a Masters degree.

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

It is highly desirable for applicants to have studied Biology or Human Science to GCSE level or equivalent.



Course content

We use a comprehensive and innovative range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching.

Required Modules:

  • The Practice of Mental Health Nursing 1 (45 credits)
  • The Practice of Mental Health Nursing 2 (45 credits)


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.