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Mental Health Studies MSc

Learn about the course below
Code
PGB76B
Start
October 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
See fees and funding tab below
Course leader
Michael Kelly

This flexible and unique programme is designed to allow practitioners who work in mental health services to build upon previous knowledge and experience in the field. It aims to enhance this prior knowledge and experience to facilitate your development and mastery in mental health-related skills and knowledge. It is anticipated that completing this MSc will enable you to contribute to the enhancement of professional mental health practice, research and service development.

Please note: This course does not lead to registration as a mental health nurse or other mental health practitioner.

Why study MSc in Mental Health Studies at Middlesex?

You will be given the opportunity to study with others from a wide range of mental health settings and backgrounds, both nationally and internationally. It is hoped that the diversity of this learning environment stimulates enhanced learning of mental health issues, leading to improved practice and service development.

This MSc will allow you to plan your own individual study pathway to meet your personal, professional, academic and service needs. Furthermore, the optional modules can be taken at a pace and frequency that suits your circumstances, taking into account issues such as your location and work-life balance. As such, a number of modules are available via distance learning.

Overall, the programme is designed so that, where possible, credits achieved through prior study are recognised as part of the award.

Course highlights:

  • Middlesex is a leading provider of health education, with one of the highest student satisfaction ratings in London.
  • The university is highly rated by our students for our student support, which particularly helps those with non-traditional qualifications reach their potential.
  • Your studies are supported by brand new state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-resourced library and access to a wide range of mental health-related e-books and journals.
  • We have established relationships with London's leading mental health trusts.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of clinicians from a variety of backgrounds, both nationally and internationally.
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the MSc Mental Health Studies?

Applicants undertaking this route will take two core modules which will equal 180 credits:

  1. Research methods module (30 credits)
    Here you will choose either a traditional research methods approach (Social Research Methods) or a work based research approach (Advanced Practitioner Enquiry)

  2. Dissertation/ Work based learning project module (60 credits)

    The remaining 90 credits will be made up of Optional Modules, which can be found in the list below. This list is not exhaustive; you may choose other modules from any School within the University if they complement your programme of mental health studies or professional practice:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( 15 credits)
    • Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health (15 credits)
    • Social Inclusion and Recovery in Mental Health (15 credits)
    • Meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers (15 credits)
    • Delivering Evidence Based Dementia Care (15 credits)
    • Foundations in Working with Dual Diagnosis (available as Distance Learning) (30 credits)
    • Assessment and treatments in Dual Diagnosis (available as Distance Learning) (30 credits)
    • Practice Based Learning Project (15/30 credits)
    • Leadership for Public and Community Services (15 credits)
    • Service Development and Quality Improvement (15 credits)
    • Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Professionals (15 credits)
    • Mentorship Preparation (15 credits)
    • Workplace Mentoring /Coaching (Distance Learning) (20 credits)

    Please note: the Optional Modules are subject to change

    If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can complete a PGDip (120 credits) where you study one core module and the remaining 90 credits are chosen from the Optional Modules list above.

    If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can complete a PGCert (60 credits) where you choose a combination of Optional Modules from the list above.

How is the MSc Mental Health Studies taught?

You will work on practical assignments as well as attending lectures, workshops and seminars, where you will take part in class discussions and give presentations. You will work on problem-solving exercises, case studies, role-play exercises and group exercises, and supplement all this with your own independent study, including online learning. You will submit a research proposal and dissertation or work-based project, for which you will receive one-to-one tuition.

Assessment

As well as exams, practical assessments and your dissertation or project, you may be assessed through a variety of means: reports, critical reflections on practice, service reviews, literature reviews, critical reviews of evidence, reflective journals, study skills workshops, case studies, online quizzes, presentations and class discussions. These will depend on the modules you take. You will receive regular feedback on your work, both from your tutors and other students.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the MSc Mental Health Studies support your career?

This programme is aimed at practitioners who have experience of working in a mental health setting. It provides an excellent opportunity for them to use their existing expertise, professional qualifications or work experience to gain a recognised qualification.

The Mental Health Studies Programme has been specifically designed to further your career within the industry through enhancing existing professional practice through personal development and self-managed learning, as well as consolidating and expanding your professional network. You will have the opportunity to gain a qualification that is directly relevant to your field of work and the projects you complete will also make a significant contribution to the achievement of your work objectives. Combined, these benefits provide a powerful stimulus to career development and enhancement in your professional area.

Dr Michael Kelly
Programme Leader

Dr Michael Kelly is the course leader for MSc Mental Health Studies. Teaching and support for the programme is provided by the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine

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