UWS Clearing 2022

Mental Health Nursing





3 years full-time


Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, Paisley


September 2022



About the course

Get your career as a mental health nurse off on its best foot forward with UWS ‘s BSc Mental Health Nursing, with an NMC accredited BSc Honours pathway providing a competitive, optional additional year to progress to Honours degree qualification (subject to Government funding and bursary).

  • This programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to become a mental health nurse.
  • You’ll be prepared for a career in one of the most complex and fascinating fields of healthcare.
  • An emphasis on work-based learning means you’ll spend 50% of your time in clinical settings putting what you’ve learnt in university into practice.
  • Upon graduation, you’ll achieve registration as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • You will learn in an interprofessional context with colleagues studying adult nursing and paramedic science.
  • There is a focus on integrated practice and the programme content is evidence-based and delivered by experienced lecturers, researchers and colleagues from clinical practice.
  • We offer support throughout your academic and professional studies from a wide range of lecturers, university support services and colleagues in clinical settings.


Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers*: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points), plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths*
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology, plus GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3 plus OL English and Maths (Grade O5, or above)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points with 3 @ HL must include English and Maths at least at SL
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Health or Social Care or Care & Administrative Practice or Healthcare Practice are preferred HNCs, although any discipline will be considered, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Health or Social Care or Care & Administrative Practice or Healthcare Practice are preferred HNDs, although any discipline will be considered, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^)
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification 3: will considered on a case-by-case basis alongside other qualifications
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Access to Nursing or Access to Medical Studies (BBB)
  • Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) QQI Level 5: 5 modules at Distinction

All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council including evidence of literacy and numeracy for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2010 Standards). All applicants will need to demonstrate this with acceptable qualification awards in both English and Maths.

* for Scottish applicants, Life Skill Mathematics / Application of Mathematics are acceptable alternatives to SQA National 5 Maths, if they have been awarded at National 5 level.

^ If applicant has completed SQA HNC module HF2434 or module FN2734 Essential Skills for Care Practice/ Clinical Skills for Care Practitioners in HNC/D, then this satisfies the Maths requirement and there is no need for additional Maths requirements.


An offer to study is also dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks:

  • personal interview
  • health Screening
  • membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Further Information

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.


You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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