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Nursing (Adult and Mental Health)

Entry requirements


One science subject is required. Examples of science subjects that will be considered include: Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology.

12 x Level 3 credits in a science subject. GCSE Maths and GCSE English still required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

Examples of subjects that will be considered include: Applied Science, Forensic Science, Health and Social Care and Sports.

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One science subject is required. Examples of science subjects that will be considered include: Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Psychology.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Nursing

Mental Health and Adult Nurses are in high demand in the UK. Our MSci Nursing (Adult and Mental Health) qualifies you to work as a dual registered nurse in both adult nursing and mental health nursing.

You will gain direct care experiences with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs. A wide variety of hospital and community practice experience throughout Oxfordshire is available. There are also specialist placements available in the surrounding counties.

This exciting course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes you'll need to succeed. We will support you to develop your interpersonal and therapeutic skills in both fields of nursing practice.

In line with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Future Nurse Standards (2018), our Adult and Mental Health Nursing curriculum has recently been re-developed. At our recent approval event (March 2020) we were commended by the NMC for our excellent partnership working with placement organisations and for the inclusion of a strong public health theme throughout the curriculum.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,300
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Eligible students on this programme can apply for a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit: https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/. For details about other funding options, please see our website: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/finance/.

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Nursing

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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.

50%
low
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
21%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

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.

£22,128
high
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

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Health associate professionals

19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Nursing and midwifery

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

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

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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