Taught course

Mental Health Studies

Middlesex University London · Middlesex University London

Entry requirements

For mental health professionals: a recognisable professional registration and a good Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a related subject area. For non mental health professionals: three years experience in the mental health field and a good honours degree.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is suitable for anyone working in the mental health field who meets the entry requirements (see below). You will study with others from a wide range of mental health settings and backgrounds.

This innovative, flexible and unique programme is designed to allow you to build upon previous knowledge and experiences and to develop and demonstrate mastery in mental health related skills and knowledge in order to contribute to enhanced professional mental health practice, research and service development. Your enhanced mental health skills and knowledge will lead to improved practice and/or service development. Past students report enhanced promotional opportunities.

You may plan your own study pathway to meet personal, professional, academic and service needs and interests. The optional modules (totalling 90 credits) can be taken at a pace and frequency that suits your circumstances, taking into account issues such as your work-life balance.

The programme is designed so that, where possible, credits achieved through prior study are recognised as part of this award. Postgraduate level gained from previous study at Middlesex University or elsewhere may be put towards the MSc if these are consistent with the overall programme of mental health studies. Similarly, a maximum of 30 credits at BSc level may also be considered. This process is known as APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Janet Holmshaw
+44 (0)20 8411 5555