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Birmingham City University

Mental Health Nursing (January)

UCAS Code: B760

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must Including Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of three subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents

Must Including Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications

Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4/C Must include Mathematics, English language and Health and Social Care or Science subject Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepte Must have been achieved at the point of application. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 2

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Health or Science Related Subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Health or Science Related Subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include a Health, Psychology, Social Science or Science related subject at Higher level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Must be in Health and Social Care or Applied Science

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)"

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include a Health, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject at Higher level or above

UCAS Tariff

120

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) One of the A-level / equivalent qualifications being taken must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Mental health nursing

Our three-year nursing degree has relaunched for the 2019/20 academic year to take account of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulations.

Mental Health Nursing is a full-time course that blends theory with practice to help you become a confident and competent nurse of the future. This new version of our course is integrated for the first two years, allowing you to learn about the four fields of nursing, while your final year of study will be focused on your chosen field. This new approach will give you additional knowledge, skills and understanding of the challenges faced by people at different stages of their life, and how conditions such as learning difficulties and mental health issues can impact on an individual’s care needs. While your study will be integrated for some of your time, all of your placements will be based around Mental Health Nursing.

Delivered as 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, the course will provide you with a wide range of experiences, as well as continuous individual support and encouragement from both University personal tutors and clinical mentors. Extracurricular experiences include the opportunity to visit clinical areas in Pittsburgh, USA, and a host of other potential international visits through our Go Abroad scheme, giving you the edge in later job interviews.

Assessment methods

Interview/Audition
Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
42%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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Mental health nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mental health nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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