We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.
Places are available to applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability. See Portfolio for non-standard application (Word, 171 KB).
Months of entry
Common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, account for one-third of all primary care consultations in the UK. The impact of these on individuals, families, communities and healthcare resources is recognised at a global level.
Our part-time MSc in Primary Mental Health Care (a pathway of the Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) programme) aims to equip primary care professionals with the knowledge and skills to improve services for these individuals.
A key strategy to address current and future challenges of this immense area of need is to equip those working in primary care in both existing and new roles with relevant knowledge and skills to enhance access to and the effectiveness of services and care delivery through evidence-based, innovative approaches.
Our course is directly relevant to clinical practice and uses a bio-psychosocial framework so you can develop knowledge and skills in evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioural approaches, collaborative case management and community engagement.
You will learn how to offer high-quality, evidence-based interventions and contribute to service developments that promote socially inclusive mental health care for individuals, families and communities.
The first year of the pathway (PGCert) meets the national competencies for IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and is a mandatory requirement, funded through an NHS contract, for newly appointed PWPs.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English are required to hold either:
- IELTS at grade 7.0 or above, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component;
- TOEFL test with a score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or above;
- GCSE English with grade C or above;
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0) 161 306 0270