Taught course

Psychology of Mental Health

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally have a good degree (minimum 2:2). Those with degrees in social work, healthcare, nursing, counselling or an equivalent relevant professional qualification can apply and will be assessed individually.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course aims to integrate clinical studies into the curriculum and target those wishing to pursue clinical psychology and/or healthcare related careers. This course will focus on the theoretical explanations of psychopathology from a biological, behavioural, social and cognitive perspective and to provide the diagnostic and treatment modality of mental, emotional and behavioural problems. Part of this training will include the successful completion of two certificates in motivational interviewing and positive psychology. These modules will make a valuable contribution to the training needs of students and develop both their practical and professional skills. It also develops competencies in conducting research and analysis in relation to the psychosocial aspects of mental health.

Career opportunities

Students completing the continuing professional development (CPD) could attend either the motivational interviewing, the positive psychology certificate or both. This would support your CPD and promote good working practices for students who continue on to become health care practitioners such as psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians or counsellors working in the NHS and/or private practice.

Professional accreditation/exemption

This is a non-accredited course but students would obtain an MSc along with professional certificates in motivational interviewing and positive psychology used in NHS practices.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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