Taught course

Psychology of Mental Health

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good degree (minimum 2:2) or an equivalent relevant professional qualification in the area of social sciences, health, education and human sciences e.g. psychology, medicine, biomedical science, nursing, health promotion or social work.

Experience of research methods and data collection is preferable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why you should study this course

Our Psychology of Mental Health MSc course is designed to provide you with advanced training in mental health. You'll gain an understanding of mental health law, safeguarding and working with vulnerable adults and children. You’ll also learn about how individuals cultivate resilience in the face of adversity and trauma.

You’ll enhance your clinical skills, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing techniques, as well as learning meditation and mindfulness methods.

This course would be ideal if you're a psychology graduate wanting to strengthen your position to undergo clinical psychology or counselling psychology training. Further, it aims to develop the skills of those currently working in social/health care practice to support career progression.

This course will train those aiming to work in the mental health care services, social welfare, education and youth justice services, it also provides an opportunity for career change. Part of this will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural skills training aimed at developing students' practical and professional skills.

More about this course

This course will train those aiming to work in the mental health care services, social welfare, education and youth justice services, it also provides an opportunity for career change. Part of this will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural skills training aimed at developing students' practical and professional skills.

Assessment

Autumn semester

  • Psychopathology – two 1,500 word assignments
  • Specialised Clinical Issues in Healthcare - one three-hour examination
  • Research Methods – one qualitative and one quantitative assignment

Spring semester

  • Resilience and Mindfulness - two 1,500 word assignments
  • Law, Protection and Ethics - one exam and one 3,000 word assignment
  • Treatment Interventions (oral exams, two transcripts along with two case studies - two 1,500 case presentations with transcripts - students would be assessed in front of the group)
  • Research Dissertation – approximately 8,000 words along with a poster presentation at an in-house conference and press release

Assessment would include your submission of one 3,000 word clinical case report (1,500 words) for each certificate (theoretically-supported) and additionally, your submission of the transcripts. These case reports would be based on a one-on-one interview with a colleague on your course in front of the group for assessment and training related group supervision.

After the course

Graduates have progressed on to working in different mental health care based organisations including mental health charities and NHS based services. Non mental health care settings have included schools and further higher education training.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4202