City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. You will graduate as a nurse eligible to register with the NMC as an adult and mental health nurse, leaving you equipped to support the delivery of quality healthcare in a contemporary health service. Mental illness has a huge impact on the physical health of an individual. People with mental health conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, such as diabetes and heart conditions. In addition, people with long-term physical health conditions are more likely to suffer from a mental health issue, particularly depression. There is a need to develop a nursing workforce that is fit for the current demands of healthcare in the UK. This Masters programme, where you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a registered nurse in the mental health and adult fields of nursing, will provide you with the opportunity to meet this demand.

This course is for students who already have a degree in any subject and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. City is the first institution to offer an MSc of this kind, crossing both the adult and mental health nursing specialisms. The course was designed to meet the need of the healthcare sector and the ambitions of many nurses to be able to fully support their patients, both physically and mentally.

Successful graduates will have an internationally recognised qualification and will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This course will accelerate your career progression and open up a variety of fascinating career opportunities across both adult and mental health fields of practice. This MSc ideally positions you to pursue an accelerated career pathway and become a future leader, clinical expert or researcher within the nursing profession. Your personal career aspirations can be discussed during your programme with your personal tutor and you may also seek help and guidance from the Careers Service. You will also be given opportunities to prepare for interviews and develop Personal Development Plans during the programme.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
MSc £9,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have: a lower second-class honours degree or above; an awareness of health or health-related care issues and have worked at least 500 clinical hours to be eligible for the MSc programme; a grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent. You also will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references will also be requested.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have IELTS: 7.0 overall band score; with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections.