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University of Birmingham

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: B704

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BNurs (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Typical offer: BBB - You must also meet in full the GCSE entry requirements for the programme. General Studies: Not accepted, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of your offer All applicants must meet in full both the GCSE and Level 3/higher qualification entry requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing programme. The only exception to meeting the GCSE requirements in full applies to some Access applicants, please see the relevant section below for more details.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 including 30 at distinction, 15 at merit (to include study of Physiology or Biology) and 15 credits at level 2. You must meet the GCSE entry requirements in full for the programme (as above). However, if it is more than 5 years since you took your GCSE’s and you also have 2 years full time paid work experience in health and social care, you are only required to have GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above.

Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points with 3 subjects at higher level graded 5, 5, 5. You must also meet in full the GCSE entry requirements for the course.

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

DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science accepted. Grades required - DDM BTEC Diploma considered on a case by case basis when combined with an A level BTEC Subsidiary Diploma considered on a case by case basis when combined with an A level You must also meet in full the GCSE entry requirements for the programme.

Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Mental health nursing

Ranked 7th in The Complete University Guide 2020, Nursing at Birmingham provides you with the opportunity to experience nursing in one of the largest heath care regions in the UK.

Delivered in partnership between the university and renowned Birmingham healthcare organisations, this course will prepare you for safe and contemporary practice and employment as a registered nurse in mental health nursing practice. You will learn biological, pharmacological and social sciences, nursing theories, systems, processes and an advancing range of nursing skills that enable you to lead, manage and deliver effective person centered nursing practice. You will study medicines management including the completion of safe drug calculation.

Empathy with how patients, caregivers and the public experience healthcare and knowledge of how this is evaluated and continuously improved is a key component. Emphasis is placed on developing your ability to research and study independently and with colleagues and to reflect and reason systematically in a critical and evidence based way.

Your first year is designed to develop your understanding of holistic healthcare and nursing practice with people across the lifespan and from the perspective of all fields of practice. You will therefore share learning with students from all fields of practice and undertake placements and simulated practice experience with children, adults and older people.

Learning and teaching is designed to support your personal and professional development through interactive, formative and personalised approaches and through the supportive use of digital technology.

Modules

For full details of our module structure, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

School of Nursing

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.

85%
med
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

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%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
0%
Health professionals

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.

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

£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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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