Already a qualified mental health or learning disabilities nurse with a diploma? Further your understanding of contemporary mental health issues and top-up your qualification to a full BSc (Hons) on our distance learning course - all while you continue to work.
Our course is a great way to increase your skills and knowledge in your area of clinical practice. You'll be able to study mental health issues relevant to your area of work. Using a range of online activities, you’ll consider evidence that relates to the health and social care needs of your clients and their carers - both now and in the future.
We'll encourage you to apply what you learn in your everyday work; for example, we'll focus on developing your decision-making skills so that you can put them to use. Our aim is to establish you as an active participant in service development who's engaged with the dynamic nature of mental health practice. The skills and knowledge you gain will benefit both you, as a provider of mental health services, and those who access them.
By studying online, you can fit the course around your working life. It can be completed over a period of two or three years.
Our course is regularly reviewed by experts to make sure it's current and relevant to professionals working in a range of mental health and learning disability settings.
Course contact: Sally Goldspink
As a qualified professional, our course will prepare you to take the next step in your career. Not only will you further your experience and expertise, you'll develop the confidence to mentor pre-registration students and gain a degree - often a prerequisite for managerial positions.
Assessments are your chance to show that you've developed the skills and knowledge we set out to teach on each of our course modules.
While studying the modules, you'll work on assignments. There'll be regular, constructive feedback from your course tutors to let you know how you're doing. We also offer tutorials throughout the course so that when it comes to doing your summative assessments, you're ready for them.
We offer five modules on this course: you'll take the two core modules, as well as two of the optional modules.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Add all your qualifications to the tariff calculator and check your total score against the entry requirements for your chosen intake, which can be found above
Part-time undergraduate (Up to 3 years)
January 2017, September 2017
Part-time undergraduate (2 years)
Distance learning undergraduate (1-2 years)
January 2017, September 2017
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