Taught course

Mental Health and Approved Mental Health

Canterbury Christ Church University · School of Nursing

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, (first or second class), in a relevant subject discipline, or hold a professional diploma, or equivalent, at an appropriate level in a relevant subject discipline. You need to be nominated by a local social services authority or another employer.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health and Approved Mental Health Professional Practice is for health and social care professionals working in the field of mental health practice, providing a route to qualification as an Approved Mental Health Professional. It gives eligibility for subsequent approval as an Approved Mental Health Professional by a Local Social Services Authority.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and skills to develop the required specialist knowledge and advanced practice skills for confident, competent practice in the AMHP role.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mary MacDonald