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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 770 hours healthcare experience (approximately six months full-time work) in their chosen field within the past 5 years. This can be through either paid or voluntary work, but must be verifiable by a supervisor or line manager.
  • A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject - it does not need to be related to allied health
  • English and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C / 4-9 (please contact our Admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure NARIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0, including at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. The university may be able to accept alternative English Language qualifications from applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on a case by case basis in line with the appropriate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines.
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Please be advised that degree, Maths, English (including IELTS if required) and 770 hours of experience is required at the point of application
Occupational English Test (OET)
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:
  • at least a grade C+ in the writing section
  • at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections
International applicants who require a Student Visa are not eligible to apply for the course

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop your theoretical knowledge of mental health and study alongside graduates from a range of related backgrounds in a dynamic and creative environment.

  • Develop your knowledge of mental health
  • Access a diverse and inclusive learning experience
  • Work with fellow students on research projects that support change in and around the mental health milieu
The programme ethos is to create an environment where you will be exposed to a diverse and inclusive learning experience, enabling you to work collaboratively in developing research projects with the potential to support change in and around the mental health milieu.
The systemic agenda in the public and private sectors focus on crossing boundaries and enabling whole systems change. There are very few programmes nationally where the focus is on integration of learners from multiple sectors of practice and society in considering the sociocultural aspects of mental health illness. This Masters programme aims to facilitate a wide-ranging approach to change in mental health.
You'll benefit from high quality teaching in a modern and developing faculty. The combination of core, optional and research modules creates an environment in which you are supported to develop your thinking and knowledge of mental health through education and research. The programme team have a depth and breadth of subject specific academic knowledge designed to ensure you are supported in developing both personally and professionally.
LJMU graduates tell us that during their time here they learned from experts in their field, enjoyed great one-to-one support and were challenged. They made friends with people from all over the world, tried new sports and got free access to some of the finest cultural events in the UK. Although we love to hear that our graduates had an incredible time, we know that your experience is going to be unique and shaped entirely by you, your needs and your ambitions.
PLEASE NOTE: This programme is not a Nursing (Mental Health) pre-qualifying programme and will not result in you being registered as a nurse. Please instead see our BSc (Hons) Nursing Mental Health undergraduate degree or MSc Nursing Mental Health postgraduate degree. Both of these programmes lead to registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
If you're a Registered Nurse and want to explore Mental Health in the context of your practice, you may also be interested in our MA Nursing Mental Health postgraduate degree.

Information for international students

Please see course page

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090