BSc Community Health Studies - Community Mental Health Nursing

Course Overview

This part-time course has been designed to enable mental health nurses to effectively respond to the needs of service users within a community setting. It seeks to provide students with the resources to enhance their skill and knowledge within the diverse and complex field of community mental health services.

Key Features

  • An undergraduate part-time honours degree programme, which can be studied by students who have achieved 120 credits at level five and above.
  • The fees for this course are funded by the Welsh Government (WG)
  • Applications are welcome from mental health practitioners who wish only to take the Fundamentals in Community Mental Health Practice module as a standalone, which again has limited places funded by the WG

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Description

This is a part-time undergraduate honours degree programme which delivers 120 credits at level 6, and comprises three core modules totalling 80 credits, and 40 optional credits which the student may select from the current CHHS catalogue, following discussion and agreement with the programme manager. The core modules will allow for shared learning and teaching opportunities with other community nursing courses. All core modules comprise of 50% theory and 50% practice: students will be supported in practice by an appropriately prepared community practice mentor/teacher.

Important Note: The fees for this course are funded by the Welsh Government (WG) and places are limited. However, in addition applications are welcome from mental health practitioners who wish only to take the Fundamentals in Community Mental Health Practice module as a standalone, which again has limited places funded by the WG.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have achieved 120 credits at level five and above.

If you would like to know more about our entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1792 518553 or chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk

How To Apply

If you would like to apply please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)1792 518531 or chhsadmissions@swansea.ac.uk

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time N/A N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Student Profile

Eleanor Roberts, a staff nurse from Swansea, is currently studying for her BSc Community Health Studies - Community Mental Health Nursing award. She said:

"I chose to study at Swansea University as I have previously studied here, completing my undergraduate degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2010. It is close to home and I am able to study part time alongside my full time employment. There was also funding available for the majority of the tuition fees from the Welsh Assembly government. 

"As I work in the mental health field I am pursuing modules which have a mental health focus. The course is aimed at nurses who work in the community setting and is studied on a part-time basis. It comprises traditional modules alongside modules with a work-based learning component. 

"I enjoy the opportunities that I get to meet with people who work in different fields of nursing and sharing clinical experiences, which I feel are contributing to me becoming more confident in my nursing practice.

"I hope to be able to apply the knowledge that I have gained from studying this course to the work-place and I'm hoping that completion of this course will have long term benefits in terms of my career. In fact, studying for the MSc in Community and Primary Health Care Practice has already helped me career-wise, having recently been successful in securing a post as a Community Psychiatric Nurse. 

Eleanor has also been impressed by the support she’s received in the College but warns that students should be prepared for hard work. She said: "There is a good level of academic support and lots to do for students moving into the area. It's definitely worth doing if you're interested in the subject area but be prepared for the word-load, it's much bigger than at undergraduate level!"

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