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Nursing: Mental Health Nursing (BNurs)

Mental health problems are thought to affect as many as one in three people.

BNurs (Mental Health) Non HENW Funded Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Why is this course for me?

  • We are among the top ten universities in the world for the study of nursing (QS World University Rankings 2016).
  • Student-focused: each week of the course integrates theory and practice to facilitate student support and consolidation of knowledge.
  • Outstanding curriculum: we utilise a range of innovative teaching and learning methods.
  • Comprehensive support: we offer outstanding support for academic studies, placements or personal situations.
  • Clinical specialities: some of your clinical placements will be with specialist trusts.
  • Greater opportunities: as a graduate, you'll have a choice of practising as a nurse, going into a specialist or leadership role, undertaking further study, taking up research opportunities or teaching.
  • Research: in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were rated first in the UK for our research in the category of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
3 years
Typical A level offer
We require grades BCC, including at least one science: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Applied Science.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
We require 30 points overall including at least one science or science related subject (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) and 3 subjects at higher level each with the grade of 5.

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7603
How to apply
  • Applications for this course are made through  UCAS .
  • You can refer to our  Application process  for further guidance.

“I thought that I would struggle with the course focusing on anatomy and physiology in the first year. However, the support I received from my Enquiry Based Learning seminars helped me to understand what was taught in the lectures. The seminars used cases and, as a small group, we would go through them using what we had learned in the lectures. My seminar lead was really approachable and would always answer any questions and take the time to explain something.”

Lauren Goodwin / Student

“The BNurs programme is different to others. You learn a lot from the lecturers and the staff you meet on placement. I think the placements are special because you get to see how nurses live out their daily life and take care of people. You get to meet so many great clients and get the opportunity to work with them, which has been awesome.”

Aliza Raja / Student

Course description

This course is developed in close collaboration with practice and academic staff and service users to equip you with exemplary skills and knowledge to work in modern NHS and independent sector.

Our innovative curriculum is governed by the Standards for pre-registration nursing education (NMC, 2010) and has an array of unique features.

You will be taught by the UK's leading nursing lecturers, researchers, clinicians, and other experts from the University who incorporate the very latest thinking and discoveries into the curriculum.

At the end of your three-year studies, as a sought-after graduate, you will be able to register with NMC and practise as a nurse in a wide variety of health care settings in the UK and many other parts of the world.

Your study time will be divided equally between academic and practice-based learning. You will spend half of your time studying the theoretical basis of nursing practice, including nursing research and behavioural, social and biological sciences applied to health.

The rest of your time will be dedicated to learning in practice, working alongside nurses and other professionals. 

Open days

We welcome you to visit and get a feel for what it's like to study at Manchester. Come and visit us on one of The University of Manchester's  open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be n/a. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.