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Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject (including psychological sciences, health science, mental health nursing or medicine). If you have other study or experience that you believe equips you to take this qualification you can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience. Your case will be referred to our MSc Admissions Panel. Depending on your previous qualifications or experience, some background study may be necessary prior to registering for this qualification or its constituent modules.
Months of entry
This postgraduate qualification is for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips you with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science. You'll complete an academically rigorous research project and develop the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and informing professional practice. You'll have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of key topics in mental health science, including stress, anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia.
Information for international students
This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.
Fees and funding
For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time36 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303