Study nursing at Roehampton

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  • Our Adult Nursing courses focus on primary care and community nursing, giving you a huge range of career options.
  • We are now offering two new courses: BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, and MSci Adult and Mental Health Nursing where you’ll develop specialised skills to support the mental health and wellbeing of others.
  • Study in brand new teaching facilities, including our Clinical Simulation Centre, giving you an immersive teaching environment that simulates clinical and community settings, where you can hone your skills.
  • Split your time between learning at university and gaining hands-on experience in placements throughout London.

The University of Roehampton offers three unique nursing courses to give you the skills you need to launch your career. Drawing on over 175 years’ experience in vocational education, our courses offer unmatched flexibility as you start your career.

These courses include our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing which focuses on community and primary care nursing to teach you how to provide outstanding care and support people in living healthy lives, and our two new mental health-focused nursing courses: a three-year BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing and a four-year MSci Adult and Mental Health Nursing. These specialised courses will prepare you for a rewarding career in mental health and other settings, teaching you to plan and provide care to help support a person’s recovery and enable them to have more control over their condition.

On the four-year MSci Adult and Mental Health Nursing you’ll begin as an undergraduate, and graduate with a masters. It covers the two nursing fields of Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing, allowing you to specialise and work in both areas. You’ll gain practical skills and experience through a range of mental health and adult nursing placements, such as community mental health teams, community nursing (district nursing), hospices and acute hospitals. In your fourth year you will also undertake an independent research project to extend and apply your analytical skills. You will develop expertise in addressing the parity of esteem between physical and mental health.

Career pathways

Nursing is a hugely fulfilling career, and a nursing degree offers you great employability and career prospects. Nurses work in a wide range of diverse settings, from communities to the classroom, and use their specialised skills to offer the very best care to their patients.


Find out more about the careers available via the Royal College of Nursing.


Adult Nursing

Our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing gives you a broad set of skills which you can use to pursue careers in nursing, working with adults of any age with a wide range of long-term conditions and acute illnesses. You will also be working with individuals and communities to keep people healthy and to promote physical and mental wellbeing. Nurses with BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing work in a variety of roles in GP surgeries, community nursing teams, hospitals, nursing homes and more.


Mental Health Nursing

A career as a Mental Health Nurse offers you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and offers excellent employment opportunities with lots of flexibility. Our mental health courses maintain our focus on community care, so graduates will be particularly well-suited to working in community mental health teams. You could work in a GP surgery, prison, community health care centre, residential centre, within your patients’ homes or in a hospital. You would also work with a team of professionals, including general practitioners, psychologists and healthcare assistants.

If you have more questions about a nursing career, check out our Nursing FAQs page.

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What to expect as an Roehampton nursing student

As a nursing student, you'll be spending half of your time gaining direct experience in nursing through placements in the community and in hospitals. We have partnerships with numerous healthcare providers throughout south London and beyond to offer a wide range of placements.

The other half of your time will be spent learning nursing theory and developing your skills, with classes delivered by experienced practitioners and experts in the field. You will also spend time on campus learning in our brand new Clinical Simulation Centre, which simulates primary and community care settings providing you with an immersive teaching environment.

With a range of on-campus accommodation, you'll be welcomed into a close-knit and supportive community, where you'll also benefit from living in London's greenest university, with resources including an on-campus gym and our award-winning library.


From September 2020 the government has announced it will be providing additional funding support to healthcare students. All new and existing students will receive a non-repayable payment of £5,000 to eligible students each academic year. Additional payments worth up to a total of £3,000 per academic year will also be available for students in specialisms or regions struggling to recruit or to help students cover childcare costs. Find out more here.

Adult Nursing at Croydon University Centre

From September 2021, we’ll be offering our BSc Adult Nursing at Croydon University Centre. This degree will be delivered at Croydon University Centre by the University of Roehampton’s Nursing Education team, giving you the chance to flexibility study in location convenient for you. Find out more, including how to apply and updates on the brand new Clinical Simulation Suite being built at CUC here.

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