Research course

Mental Health

Lancaster University · Health Research

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD in Mental Health provides opportunities for professionals working within the field of mental health, in the UK and internationally, to gain a deeper and more critical insight into their practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, local government, education, research or management.

This programme meets the needs of mental health professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities.

The specialist taught modules include both the theory and practice of mental health (psychological models of psychological disorders, evidence-based interventions and current priorities for mental health).

Department specialisms

The Department of Health Research brings together over 100 academic and research staff whose research covers one or more of the following broad areas: ageing, palliative and end of life care, mental health, organisational well-being, public health, health equity, disability studies and health economics.

Information for international students

IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593936