BSc Nursing - Mental Health

Our Mental Health nursing degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We'll train you in modern nursing so you can join a health care team upon graduation.

Nursing - Mental Health

Key facts

  • Award BSc
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration 36 months
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • UCAS Code B760
  • Study abroad opportunities


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Mental Health nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

As a student Mental Health nurse you’ll pursue a thought-provoking and challenging academic course along with gaining experience in a wide range of practical learning. Our course curriculum is informed by the latest research and encourages you to take an evidence-based approach to nursing care.

This forward thinking and innovative course will help you to achieve the requirements for registration in the UK as a nurse within the Mental Health field of practice. You’ll leave us as a confident and capable practitioner, able to carry out safe, effective and person-centred care while making valuable contributions to people's lives.

We have excellent relationships with our partner NHS Board, NHS Forth Valley. We work together to ensure that our course remains clinically excellent and our students get the best possible experience while they’re studying.

Our Mental Health course is based on the firm belief that mental health and wellbeing services must provide excellent care which respect the intrinsic value of people and communities in which they live. This philosophy is firmly held by all members of the course team.

Feedback from our clinical partners tells us that, as newly-qualified nurses, our students are seen as committed, enthusiastic and adaptable. Also confident, with the flexibility required to meet current service needs.

What our students say

Hear from Daniel Broadfoot and Pamela Ure talking about their motivations for becoming a Mental Health Nurse.

Top reasons to study with us

The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Students can be nominated for The Student Nursing Times Awards. These are the only awards to celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education, recognising educational establishments and honouring those who are committed to developing new nursing talent. The University of Stirling has won Student Nursing Times Awards in 2012, 2013, 2015. 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Stirling final-year student Robert Murray picked up the award for Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health in 2016.

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What our students said

Ross Cotter
Ross Cotter
BSc Mental Health Nursing
I enjoy my placements. Nursing has a great opportunity to get “on the job” experience whilst having the support and time off site within the University to reflect on my experiences.
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Ela Hamer
Ela Hamer
BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
The teaching in the nursing degree is led by staff who have backgrounds in nursing, or who are still working with the NHS. This allows teaching staff to impart interesting, valuable and current knowledge to students.
Read Ela's story