Related Modules: Please note that students who register for the MSc must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Dual Diagnosis or been successful at an APL claim, and thus will carry forward 60 credits at Level 7.
IPL4095MSc Dissertation (60 credits at level 7), or WBS 4760Negotiated Work based learning project (60 credits) Day/length: The entire MSc is available on campus or by distance learning. Contact the programme leader for details on specific modules.
This course will benefit individuals working in these areas: mental health; drug and alcohol sector; primary care; community care; prisons; voluntary sector; government agencies; education; youth work; social work and allied health.
As the only programme of its kind in the UK and Europe this programme offers enormous benefits to students with aspirations of becoming leaders in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis). The course is specifically aimed at practitioners who are either in roles of leadership or are currently considering career options to move to such positions.
The MSc Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) programme aims to:
Demonstrate mastery in Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) related skills and knowledge in order to contribute to enhanced professional practice and service development in this field
Stimulate and foster leadership skills in the area of mental health and substance use (Dual Diagnosis) service and practice development
Facilitate the acquisition, critical understanding and utilisation of advanced research skills and knowledge in order to conduct Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) Research.
Fuller details are provided in each individual module description or contact the programme leader for further guidance.
Each module involves variety of assessments including coursework, reports, case studies, viva voce assessment, critical appraisal of leadership and service-related research projects.
Students enrolled on distance learning modules will access the course learning materials and discussions via the University's student portal and virtual learning environment, Unihub which is available 24/7. Tutorial support will be provided via email, telephone and video conferencing to all distance learning students during term time.
What are the entry requirements for MSc Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis)?
Successful completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) or via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) claim, and thus will carry forward 60 credits at Level 7
A professional qualification (e.g. medicine, nursing, social work, psychology or an allied discipline)
Recent post-qualification experience of working with service users with mental health and substance use issues
If a non-mental health professional, three years experience in the mental health or addiction field or a relevant setting (statutory/non-statutory/third sector/voluntary)
For the MSc - a good honours degree (2:2 or above) in mental health or addictions or a related subject area and a minimum of two years experience in the mental health or addiction fields if holding a professional qualification in nursing, social work or allied discipline
If a non-mental health professional, three years experience in the mental health or addiction field and a good honours degree
Entry onto the MSc can be obtained on the successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate or via APL
Enhanced IT skills and access to the internet (for distance learning).
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you are studying this programme and your fees are being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University, then please download an application form by following the link from our CPD health webpage.
If you are studying this programme and your fees are not being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University (for example, you are funding your own studies), then please use our online application system.
You will be required to create an Applicant Portal account in order to use our online application system. Once you have submitted your application you'll be able to track the progress of your application, upload supporting documents and make subsequent applications.