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Psychology of Mental Health MSc PGDip, PGCert

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Psychology of Mental Health aims to provide you with a chance to acquire an extensive knowledge base to progress into mental health related careers. The degree will educate you about the specialised aspects of caring for people with mental illness

During the programme you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in an applied setting, providing you with valuable skills and experience that will aid your career development.

You will gain advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills and be expected to critically analyse existing research as you work towards your own original research project. This knowledge and understanding of academia will underpin the applied focus of the degree, in which the real-world implications of research are considered.

The masters is designed for people who are confident using research methods in academic settings, typically from having studied Psychology or a related discipline at undergraduate level. However, if you lack this experience there is a distance learning online “bridging module” available which will help prepare you for the advanced research methods and independent project modules. If you would like further information on this route into the programme please email the programme director.

The Postgraduate Certificate in the Psychology of Metal Health is an alternative qualification available to students who are interested in this field and may want to consider a career in mental health, but who don’t want to commit to a full time course, or who don’t have a strong background in research methods. This would involve studying two modules in the first semester (Foundations in Mental Health and Mental Health in Action) and one module in the second semester (The Lived Experience of Mental Health). This would give you the experience of studying this fascinating area at postgraduate level and would provide a good route into further study in counselling and other related fields.

Psychology of Mental Health aims to provide you with a chance to acquire an extensive knowledge base to progress into mental health related careers. The degree will educate you about the specialised aspects of caring for people with mental illness During the programme you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in an applied setting, providing you with...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Foundations of Mental Health 
  • Independent Research Project 
  • Mental Health in Action 
  • The Lived Experience of Mental Health 
  • Work Experience 

Modules Advanced Qualitative Research Methods  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods  Foundations of Mental Health  Independent Research Project  Mental Health in Action  The Lived Experience of Mental Health  Work...

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Available Dates

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Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2019

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a first degree (with honours) in Psychology or a related discipline. This will normally be a lower-second (2:2) or higher from a UK university, or an equivalent from another country.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Applicants are required to have a first degree (with honours) in Psychology or a related discipline. This will normally be a lower-second (2:2) or higher from a UK university, or an equivalent from another country. International requirements International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your...

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Assessment Methods

All assessments are coursework based.

A distinctive feature of the programme is the extensive use of authentic assessments that mirror the types of tasks practitioners carry out in the field. This includes case studies, diagnosis exercises, and report writing.

All assessments are coursework based.

A distinctive feature of the programme is the extensive use of authentic assessments that mirror the types of tasks practitioners carry out in the field. This includes case studies, diagnosis exercises, and report writing.

Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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