Taught course

Mental Health

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

  • A First Degree, with Honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

One in four people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. Affecting people from all walks of life, its impact is felt on individuals but also their families and the wider community. The innovative delivery of our Masters course will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health care.

Please note that this course does not lead to professional qualification as a mental health nurse. If you are interested in becoming a mental health nurse, visit our BSc Mental Health Nursing course page.

Whatever your background is, our course will meet your personal, professional and educational needs through engaging with innovation, research and leadership.

There are three ways to study this course:

  • full time by blended learning (on campus in Chelmsford and by distance learning; this option is available to UK students)
  • part time by blended learning (on campus in Chelmsford and by distance learning; this option is available to UK students)
  • part-time by distance learning (all learning is online; this option is available to UK and international students).

For the blended learning version of the course, each module starts with a two day workshop to explain the module and expectations. It's also an opportunity to build relationships with peers and staff. Part-time students will do two days of workshops and one module per trimester. Full-time students will do four, one-day workshop and two modules per trimester. The workshops will be in Chelmsford but if numbers are sufficient they can be put on at our Cambridge campus.

The rest of the learning is distance learning through the virtual learning environment. This has been built as a very innovative learning environment which addresses all learning styles.

For distance learning students, the workshop will be replicated online through our virtual learning environment.

Each module takes a virtual international journey – the first is the Siberian express travelling from Moscow to China. Students can collect different types of learning materials at each station and the complete tasks, activities and exercises to help develop their learning on each subject area. Students also have access to a blog and a discussion board to post answers and questions with an alert on each one so the distance learning module tutor managing the environment will then be alerted when students have posted. There's also a goods van with study skills material in it.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,100 (full-time per year) - £4,050 (part-time, per year) - £7,250 (distance learning, total cost)
International students
£13,900 (full-time, per year) - £6,950 (part-time, per year) - £7,250 (distance learning, total cost)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Course contact details

Name
ARU Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@aru.ac.uk
Phone
01245686868