Taught course

Dementia Care - Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health

The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent from a recognised education institution and a health/social care related professional qualification, and/or employment in a recognised role relevant to the chosen pathway and written support of your employer.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc/PG Dip Advanced Practice Interventions for mental health combines previously existing postgraduate mental-health programmes into a single programme retaining the three previous specialties as fixed pathways through the programme. Each student selects a relevant pathway and undertakes appropriate course units and practice requirements for it. The programme and pathways are designed to respond and contribute to the modernisation of mental health care delivery and service design. The intention of the programme is to enhance access to, and effectiveness of, mental health and social care services that are evidence-based, multidisciplinary and focused on the needs of patients/service users and carers.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following: IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component; TOEFL 600 paper-based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0) or 250 computer-based.

Fees and funding

50 places each year, divided between the pathways, are fully funded by the strategic health authority for practitioners employed in the NHS (and in some cases in other statutory services) in the North West. Please check with the School.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Professional practice34
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 0270