Taught course

APIMH - Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (COPE)

The University of Manchester · School of Psychological Sciences

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis course is a pathway of our Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) programme and aims to help mental health practitioners to work more effectively with people with psychosis.

APIMH has been designed to respond and contribute to the modernisation of mental health care delivery and service design, and this particular pathway is based on robust evidence indicating that structured psychosocial interventions incorporating cognitive behavioural and family-based approaches can be extremely effective and beneficial for people with psychosis.

This evidence forms the basis of national policy guidelines (NICE, 2014) recommending that such interventions should be offered as standard to all people experiencing a psychotic illness. Our Year 1 course units have been developed specifically to allow graduates from the PGCert level to be able to conduct assessments and deliver family intervention to these approved standards.

You will attend the University for one day per week during term-time and the equivalent of one day per week in practice to achieve the practical skills outcomes associated with some course units. You will be required to identify a suitable practice supervisor/mentor to oversee the clinical and/or practice work required.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270