Mental Health Nursing (3 year Honours degree)

Abertay University


Join Scotland’s only undergraduate honours-level nursing programme with a sole focus on mental health. This degree is grounded in a commitment to recovery as a guiding principle, with a strong focus on the delivery of research-informed, person-centred care.

This three-year mental health nursing degree will provide you with a thought-provoking and contemporary programme of study, carefully crafted to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practice as a mental health nurse.

You can graduate with an honours degree after only three years as you explore a fascinating range of topics, including physical health and wellbeing, anatomy, physiology and human biology, as you take a journey to become a reflective, self-aware and person-centred practitioner.

Throughout your degree, you’ll enjoy a consistently high level of support from a team of tutors and lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds, some of whom continue to work in practice. This is complemented by practitioners and colleagues from counselling and nursing.

This programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and leads to registration as a Mental Health Nurse.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBB plus National 5 English and Maths or Applications of Maths.
Widening access entry: 3 Highers at BBC plus National 5 English and Maths or Applications of Maths.

All applicants must attend for interview and, if successful, must undergo health screening.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 years

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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