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MNurs (Hons) Masters in Nursing (Mental Health)

Equip yourself to become a nursing leader of the future

Year of entry: 2020
Show year of entry: 2019

UCAS code

B760

Institution code

Y50

Length

4 years full-time

Typical offer

ABB (full entry requirements)

Start date

September 2020 (term dates)

UK/EU fees

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

Clearing and adjustment 2019

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The future nursing workforce needs advanced leadership, and higher level clinical and analytical skills.

Our four-year course leading to a Masters in Nursing and first level registration as a nurse has been designed with this in mind. It will equip you with the confidence and ability to think critically, apply knowledge and skills, and provide expert, evidence-based, direct nursing care.

Accreditation

After completing this degree students will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.

Graduate success

100% of York health sciences graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students))

Great teaching

93% of surveyed students were satisfied with the "teaching on my course".
National Student Suvery 2019

Course content

Our courses are based around four central themes. Each theme covers an essential part of the knowledge you need to understand health and to be able to provide effective care. 

Biosciences and Pharmacology

This theme will help you to build solid understanding of the biological makeup of a healthy person, and then apply this knowledge as you explore how ill health and disease affect the body and mind.

Psychological and sociological aspects of health and ill-health

You'll explore how we view and understand health, while reflecting on how culture and community affect these perceptions. You’ll also examine how health education can be used throughout people’s lives, and discuss how ethical and legal issues inform healthcare.

Professional development and evidence-based practice

You’ll work on broadening your emotional intelligence and develop your ability to reflect on your own work. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of what’s expected from you as an effective nursing practitioner.

Application to nursing practice

You’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action during a number of placements in a variety of settings across the region. Our dedicated practice learning team will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of these experiences

Year 1

You'll focus on developing your understanding of health and wellbeing. You'll also gain a solid grounding in healthcare practice, and consider the role of nursing within health and social care. 

Core modules

You'll study five core modules: 

  • Biology and Pharmacology in Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)
  • Professional Development in Nursing: Introduction to Nursing Evidence (20 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 1 (30 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 2 (30 credits)

Academic integrity module

In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.

Year 2

You'll focus on ill-health and disease while developing your knowledge of quality care. You'll learn how to take a person-centred approach to healthcare, considering an individual's personal experience of ill-health when deciding how to care for them.

Core modules

You'll study five core modules: 

  • Biological Basis of Illness across the Lifespan (20 credits)
  • Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Ill-health (20 credits)
  • Professional Development in Nursing: Evidence Based Nursing for Practice (20 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 3 (30 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 4 (30 credits)

Year 3

You'll focus on working with individual with complex needs, learning how to plan person-centred care in a variety of settings. You'll solidify your knowledge of safe practice, developing a secure understanding of how to evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk. 

Core modules

You'll study five core modules: 

  • Person-centred Consultation and Physical Assessment Skills (20 credits)
  • Applying Psychological and Sociological Aspects to Complex Care (20 credits)
  • Professional Development in Nursing: Leading and Managing Change (20 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 5 (30 credits)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 6 (30 credits)

Year 4

You'll spend your final year learning how to use evidence to inform your practice, and finish the year ready to become a leader in your field. 

Core modules

You'll study three core modules: 

  • Dissertation - Advancing Evidence-based Practice (40 credits)
  • Advancing Evidence-based Practice - Implementing Research into Practice (20 credits)
  • Enhanced Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice 7 (30 credits)

Option modules

You'll also choose one of the following modules: 

  • Enhanced Psychosocial Skills (30 credits)
  • Enhanced Patient Assessment and Clinical Decision-making Skills (30 credits)

Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.

Learning by design

Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Engage in compassionate and reflective practice, taking accountability for your own actions and those you lead.
  • Work in partnership at an advanced level with individuals, families, communities and other professionals to promote health and maintain quality of life.
  • Assess individuals with complex needs to diagnose and plan person-centred care in a variety of settings, and across the lifespan, based upon your enhanced knowledge, skills and expertise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize evidence to inform leadership and nursing practice.
  • Lead, manage, inspire and support staff and teams across a range of care settings.
  • Access, assess and evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk, ensure safe practice and improve quality including at a strategic and organisational level.
  • Develop, coordinate and lead care across a range of organisations and settings.
  • Communicate effectively in an accessible way with individuals, professionals and wider organisations, using a range of techniques and strategies.
I've been to Westminster to lobby MPs about nursing education and how that's funded, I've attended workshops in London and met innovators and leaders in the nursing field, plus I've been published in the Royal College of Nursing bulletin. When I started this course, I never thought I'd have achieved those things.
Felix, BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Find out more about Felix's experiences

Fees and funding

The fees and funding figures below are for 2019 entry. They will be updated with fees for 2020 as soon as they are available. If you take a year abroad or year in industry you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year.

Annual tuition fees

UK/EU International
£9,250 tbc

Additional costs

You'll have to meet the costs of uniform replacement or missed occupational health appointments. You'll also have to pay for Professional Association Fees (Indemnity) which is covered in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Unison Student Membership (approximately £10 per year)

Depending on what you choose to do, you may also have to meet costs related to your placements. 

Uniform provision, Occupational Health Screening, and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are included in your fees.

UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.

Fees for subsequent years

  • UK/EU: further increases within the government fee cap will apply in subsequent academic years. We will notify you of any increase as soon as we can.
  • International: fees for international students are subject to annual increases. Increases are currently capped at 2% per annum.

More information

For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.

Funding

We're still confirming opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21. More information will be available in the autumn.

Funding 2019/20

Here are some opportunities for students joining us this September. Similar opportunities will be available next year.

Living costs

You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award

“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”

The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018

Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.

Teaching and assessment

We've designed our courses so that all nursing students work together in their seminars, lectures and practical work.

Teaching and assessment methods

Nursing provides the greatest opportunity to learn so much about others, as well as yourself. You will find strengths and confidence you never knew you had: a new understanding of empathy and compassion, and a true sense of pride in what you do and achieve.
Megan, BSc Nursing (Child)

Find out more about Megan's experience

Careers and skills

You'll leave York with a thorough understanding of how to succeed as a registered nurse, and a range of transferable skills that will help you no matter what career path you decide to follow. 

Careers opportunities and transferable skills

Entry requirements

Qualification Typical offer
A levels

ABB

We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking

Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass 60 credits with at least 45 credits achieved at Level 3. You must achieve 30 level 3 credits at distinction and 15 level 3 credits at merit. At least 15 level 3 credits should be in science subjects. We will not normally consider applicants who have progressed to an access course within three years of taking A levels and failed to achieve the necessary grades for entry to the course.
BTEC National Extended Diploma DDM. For the Diploma in Early Years or Certificate in Early Years (Theory and Practical), we require DDD.
Cambridge Pre-U M2 in three Principal Subjects/Global Perspectives
European Baccalaureate 75% overall average
International Baccalaureate 34
Other qualifications Other qualifications are accepted by the University. Please contact the department for more information.

You should already hold GCSE English Language, Maths and Science (at Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent qualifications at the point of application.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Qualification Minimum requirement
IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each component
GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language) Grade C

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

If you've not met our English language requirements

You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.

The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.

After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.

Applying

To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Please note that international students are not currently eligible to apply for this course.

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