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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Mental Health Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop the professional skills to succeed in contemporary mental health nursing practice, and enjoy a rewarding career making a positive difference to the lives of patients, families and carers.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$33,376 per year / $50,064 total

About this course

This one and a half year full-time program is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin specialist mental health care. Through your studies and supervised practice, you'll develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to succeed as a mental health nurse in contemporary practice.

You'll develop practical skills that promote safe nursing practice and management of risk in a clinical setting. You'll also gain a comprehensive understanding of a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin these practices.

You'll study in a flexible environment that respects your professional commitments. The program is structured so you can work at your own pace and includes both a program of reading and practical tasks designed to put the theory into practice. Through the program, you'll complete 200 hours of supervised clinical practice, which will occur within your work setting in mental health and support you in developing specialist mental health nursing skills.

A number of courses in the program may require face-to-face teaching for a short period during a semester. Students attend UQ's St Lucia campus.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn from experienced health practitioners and academics, known for their internationally significant research.
  • Enjoy flexible study options, including online coursework, peer collaboration and program staff support.
  • Choose to complete practical placements at your current place of work.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mental health nurse
  • Intake/triage mental health nurse
  • Mental health liaison and education nurse
  • Forensic/correctional mental health nurse
  • Mental health community nurse
  • Mental health acute care nurse
  • Paediatric mental health nurse