Why study this course?

Our Psychology of Mental Health MSc course is designed to provide you with advanced training in mental health. You'll gain an understanding of mental health law, safeguarding and working with vulnerable adults and children. You’ll also learn about how individuals cultivate resilience in the face of adversity and trauma.

You’ll enhance your clinical skills, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing techniques, as well as learning meditation and mindfulness methods.

This course would be ideal if you're a psychology graduate wanting to strengthen your position to undergo clinical psychology or counselling psychology training. Further, it aims to develop the skills of those currently working in social/health care practice to support career progression.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

+Law, Policy and Ethics (core, 20 credits)
+Psychopathology (core, 20 credits)
+Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (core, 20 credits)
+Research Project (core, 60 credits)
+Resilience and Mindfulness (core, 20 credits)
+Specialised Clinical Issues in Healthcare (core, 20 credits)
+Treatment Interventions (core, 20 credits)

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

a good degree (minimum 2:2) or an equivalent relevant professional qualification in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences e.g. psychology, medicine, biomedical science, nursing, health promotion or social work.
Experience in research methods and data collection is preferable.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met.

Where this course can take you

Graduates have progressed on to working in different mental health care-based organisations including mental health charities and NHS-based services. Non-mental health care settings have included schools and further higher education training.

Partner University

London Metropolitan University
Intake dates

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