Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons)

Dress code


What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring the following documents with you when you come to the interview:

  1. Your original birth certificate
  2. Your marriage certificate (if appropriate)
  3. Evidence of any other name change (for example deed poll, divorce)
  4. Passport or travel documents

If you do not have any of these documents available, you will need to contact the admissions assistant prior to your interview.

In addition you will also need to bring:

  • The original (or a certified copy) of certificates for all relevant qualifications listed on your UCAS form at level 2 or above. We will not need to see evidence of any study days or level 1 qualifications.
  • A photocopy of all these certificates which will be retained by the University. The originals will be returned to you at the close of the interview.
  • Second referee details (you will be sent a form to complete these details before the interview).

Please note that we will be unable to interview you if you arrive without the relevant ID evidence listed above. If you do not have original certificates of qualifications, you will need to contact the admissions assistant.

What will happen on the day?

You will be welcomed and given an overview of the course where you will have the opportunity to ask any course related questions.

The interview will involve:

  • Visiting three separate interview stations where you will answer a question or scenario from a variety of people which may include a tutor from the mental health nursing course, a service user or carer, as well as a registered mental health nurse from clinical practice. You will have a time limited interview with each, before moving on to the next station.
  • A written test.
  • A group exercise.

What are we looking for?

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your:

  • Individual values.
  • Insight and awareness of what it means to be a mental health nurse.
  • Motivation and commitment to pursue a career in mental health nursing.
  • Understanding of successful achievement and learning within higher education.

Additional information

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)check will be carried out once you accept any offer made, unless you let us know about any criminal record either on your UCAS form or at the selection day, in which case the DBS check will be done immediately. If you are made an offer an Occupational Health questionnaire will be sent to you so that we can confirm that you are able to undertake the course.