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.
This course will train those aiming to work in the mental health care services, social welfare, education and youth justice services, it also provides an opportunity for career change. Part of this will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural skills training aimed at developing students’ practical and professional skills.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 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.
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)
Some graduates have gone on to postgraduate clinical education programs at the University of Oxford. Others have progressed onto practitioner roles in IAPTS, and senior management positions in the corporate mental health sector.