Taught course

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology

London South Bank University · Applied Science

Entry requirements

2:1 in in psychology or allied field (neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psycho-social studies, social work.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc mental health and clinical psychology offers students the opportunity to graduate with a Masters degree oriented towards their particular interests in the field of mental health and clinical psychology, with a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. A particular focus will be on psychosocial approaches to the study and treatment of mental distress, in both clinical and community settings. This will involve exploring the social and cultural context, from which mental distress occurs, and the responses of those who have experienced distress first hand. Experts by experience (sometimes referred to as service users) will be heavily involved in the delivery of the course, and the design of the overall course structure. Jacqui Dillon (chair of the Hearing Voices Network) will be a consultant throughout the design and implementation of this unique programme.

A further component of the course will be the compulsory uptake of a clinically relevant placement. LSBU has excellent links with the mental health organisation The Cyrenians (a voluntary organisation supporting individuals with mental health difficulties, living in the community) and the Hearing Voices Network UK, as well as Lambeth MIND and other NHS organisations*.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Qualification and course duration


full time
13 months
part time
26 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7815 7815