Online MSc Mental Health

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Online MSc Mental Health
The future is ready. 
The Institute of Mental Health and the School of Psychology bring you a 100% online MSc in Mental Health, focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to mental health research and theory. By studying this programme, you will be uniquely focused on developing a theoretical holistic understanding of mental health diagnosis, treatment, and research, and discovering the range of assessment types, all emphasizing youth mental health.
  • Ranked as a world top 100 university (QS 2024) 
  • Aligned with the research excellence and specialisms of the Institute for Mental Health (IMH)
  • World-class Russell Group University 
Curriculum Overview
Gain a holistic view of mental health 
Learn how you can help prevent long-term mental health issues by studying a comprehensive approach to mental health and topics like digital mental health, addiction, and biopsychosocial approaches with a focus on how mental health evolves in youth.
The online MSc in Mental Health is a 180 credit full masters programme. With 12 core modules and 8-week courses, you’ll have plenty of time to grasp mental health principles. You will study six 10 credit modules in year one, followed by six 10 credit modules in year two. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation at the end of year two, equal to 60 credits of study. 
  • Biopsychosocial Approaches to Mental Health: Epidemiology and Diagnosis 
  • Psychological Biological and Social Factors in Mental Health: Causes and Treatments 
  • Psychology of Suicide
  • Research Methods in Mental Health: Quantitative Approaches Case Control Studies and Clinical trials
  • Research Methods in Mental Health: Qualitative Approaches and Meta Synthesis 
  • Psychology of Youth Mental Health: Brain Development, Early Intervention, and communication 
  • Service User Involvement in Mental Health 
  • Translational Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health 
  • Philosophy and Psychopathology in Mental Health 
  • Ethics in Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Digital Mental Health: Research, Interventional and Youth 
  • Addiction
  • Dissertation in Mental Health 
Top careers in mental health
Support mental health care now by exploring a career in mental health. 
  • Mental Health Manager
  • Health Promotion Officer 
  • Wellbeing Practitioner 
There are three intakes per year. Students can join the programme in February, June or October.
Admissions Requirements
To be eligible to apply for the Online MSc in Mental Health, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second class degree or equivalent in a related discipline from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Related disciplines include: 
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology 
  • Social Policy 
  • Medicine 
  • Nursing 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Philosophy
  • Education 
International students
  • Academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.0, and no less than 5.5 in any band. 
  • TOEFL certificates with a score of 88 overall, with no less than 21 in reading, 20 in listening, 22 in speaking, and 21 in writing 
  • Academic Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a score of 67 and no less than 64 in all four skills 
  • Advanced Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015) with a minimum overall score of 176 and no less than 169 in any component.
Fees and Funding
The estimated total cost of this programme is £17,030. You can pay in full or in instalments of £1,310 on a module-by-module basis. All costs are listed, to help you make an informed decision.
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