Taught course

Psychology of Mental Health

Institution
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first degree (with honours) in Psychology or a related discipline at a UK-based institution (or equivalent from another country provided there is substantive Research Methods included in the first degree).

If your first degree in Psychology is not from a UK-based institution, or if your first degree is from a UK-based institution but not in Psychology, your application will be forwarded to the Programme Director for review and you may be asked to complete a bridging course in Research Methods as a condition of entry onto the course.

Additional requirement information

Even if you do not fit the criteria specified above, please contact the Programme Director to discuss your application: dawn.querstret@stmarys.ac.uk. We welcome people from different backgrounds and disciplines and we currently have people completing the course who do not have a first degree in Psychology. We are interested in working with people who have a passion for the subject area and who have a desire to work collaboratively with students and staff at St Mary’s University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study Psychology of Mental Health

Psychology of Mental Health aims to provide you with a chance to acquire an extensive knowledge base to progress into mental health related careers. The degree will educate you about the specialised aspects of caring for people with mental illness

During the programme you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in an applied setting, providing you with valuable skills and experience that will aid your career development.

You will gain advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills and be expected to critically analyse existing research as you work towards your own original research project. This knowledge and understanding of academia will underpin the applied focus of the degree, in which the real-world implications of research are considered.

The masters is designed for people who are confident using research methods in academic settings, typically from having studied Psychology or a related discipline at undergraduate level. However, if you lack this experience there is a distance learning online “bridging module” available which will help prepare you for the advanced research methods and independent project modules. If you would like further information on this route into the programme please email the programme director.

The Postgraduate Certificate in the Psychology of Metal Health is an alternative qualification available to students who are interested in this field and may want to consider a career in mental health, but who don’t want to commit to a full time course, or who don’t have a strong background in research methods. This would involve studying two modules in the first semester (Foundations in Mental Health and Psychological Interventions in Mental Health) and one module in the second semester (The Lived Experience of Mental Health). This would give you the experience of studying this fascinating area at postgraduate level and would provide a good route into further study in counselling and other related fields.

Why St Mary's

You will have access to fully-equipped laboratories with high specification apparatus.

Psychology is a well-established programme within the Department of Psychology and Pedagogical Science at St Mary’s. Our small and friendly team is committed to your well-being.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dawn Querstret
Email
dawn.querstret@stmarys.ac.uk