UWS Clearing 2021

Mental Health Nursing



BSc (Hons)


3 years full-time




September 2021



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*: BBC or BC plus UWS’s First Steps to Nursing module.
  • A levels: BC (88 UCAS Tariff points) plus GCSE English Language (Grade C, or above) or English Literature (Grade C, or above) and Maths (Grade C, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 plus Maths and English at OL (Grade 05, or above)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 @ HL) including English and Maths
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Health or Social Care or Care & Administration or relevant discipline. For SQA HNCs, the modules HF2434 or FN2734 (Essential Skills for Care Practice) in HNC satisfies the Maths requirement.
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Nursing BBB or Access to Medical Studies BBB
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification*: SVQ3 with 48 credits at SCQF level 6 plus BC at Higher or SVQ3 with 48 credits at SCQF level 6 plus one Higher (Grade C) and UWS’s First Steps to Nursing

*Note: In addition to the qualificatons mentioned, you also need qualifications in English and Maths. For SQA students, both English and Maths / Life skills Maths / Application of Maths should be at least SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / SQA Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade 2 (Credit).

A Maths Test will be provided for all applicants not meeting Maths requirements listed.

For international applicants

IELTS requirements: Overall score 7.0 with 7.0 in each of the Reading, Listening and Speaking components and a minimum of 6.5 in Writing component.

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.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track 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 tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

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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