Mental Health Nursing
at Abertay University

Take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in mental health nursing. We're still taking applications through UCAS for September 2023 entry.

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Missed the 25 January UCAS deadline? Don’t worry, you can still apply for September 2023 entry to:

We consider late applications on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss out on the chance to study with us - apply to Abertay now through UCAS.

Thought-provoking and contemporary three-year degree

Join one of Scotland's top undergraduate nursing degrees focused on mental health - a course underpinned by a philosophy of values-based and relational nursing practice. 

This three-year degree is thought-provoking and contemporary, designed to give you all the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a mental health nurse. 

Watch the video to hear from our Mental Health Nursing students about their experiences on placement and in the classroom.


If you have any questions about Mental Health Nursing or applying to Abertay, please give us a call on +44(0)1382 308080 or send an email to

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Submitting your Mental Health Nursing application

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to submit an application after the January UCAS deadline:

  • You've decided you'd like to go to university in 2023 but missed the initial January UCAS deadline.

  • You want to add Abertay University to your current UCAS choices.

  • You want to switch one of your original UCAS choices to Abertay University.

  • You’ve decided to push yourself even further after college and upgrade your HNC/HND to a university degree.

  • You’ve already got your grades and don’t want to wait another year to apply.

The final deadline for new applications through the UCAS main scheme is 30 June 2023.


Start a degree in September 2023

Whether you’re coming straight from school or college, or you already have your results, here's how to apply to Abertay.

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5 reasons to choose Mental Health Nursing at Abertay

1.Excellent employment prospects: Employment rates are very high for our Mental Health Nursing graduates–100% of our graduates are in nursing, midwifery or welfare positions six months after finishing the course (Destination of Leavers from HE record).

2. We're accredited: Our Mental Health Nursing degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which leads to registration as a mental health nurse.

3. You'll learn from practice-active staff: Our academic staff come from a wide variety of clinical backgrounds, with some continuing to work in practice. This ensures you benefit from their first-hand knowledge.

4. Work placements: We have an excellent relationship with the NHS, and our Mental Health Nursing programme has a variety of placements within the sector. This means you’re able to put what you learn in the classroom into practice.

5. Top 20 in the UK for course satisfaction: Our BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing was ranked in the UK top 20 for course satisfaction by The Guardian Guide 2022.

What do our Mental Health Nursing graduates say?

Our Mental Health Nursing graduates will always be our strongest advocates, so check out what our formers students had to say about their time at Abertay.

Kate White

Kate works in a specialised dementia unit in the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse.

Kieran McGurk

Kieran is a Mental Health Nurse at Murray Royal Hospital.

Leah Hosie

Leah works at Abertay University as a Lecturer on our BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing course.

Pamela Davidson

Pamela is a Lead Nurse in Infection Prevention and Control.

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Why Dundee?

Dundee is going through something of a cultural rebirth.

It was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the world’s hottest destinations, helped greatly by the £80m V&A Dundee, the stunning design museum, which opened its doors in 2018.

Dundee is a little pot of gold at the end of the A92 - The Guardian

It’s an extremely friendly city, which is small enough to get from A to B by foot, but large enough to have great shopping and vibrant nightlife.

Dundee is a contemporary city full of energy and vision—it has one of the highest student population ratios in the UK—and it’s the perfect environment for a Mental Health Nursing student to learn their trade.


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