Taught course

Psychology of Mental Health

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in Psychology, conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, will normally be required. All applicants will be assessed and approved by the Course Director and the MSc Board of Studies. If your first language is not English, then you need to demonstrate that you have a good command of the English language. Please check our Language Requirements page for full details, including University of Dundee English Language courses.

Months of entry


Course content

We are currently accepting applications for Sept 2016 entry.

Places on this course are limited so applications received by the end of April 2016 will be given priority. Applicants who submit their application and all relevant documents before the end of April should expect to hear the outcome by the end of May 2016.

The deadline for applications will be 15 July 2016.

The programme will lead to the award of the MSc in Psychology of Mental Health or an exit award of Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate. The course offers students an excellent theoretical and practical grounding in research methods in Clinical Psychology, building upon the levels of skill and knowledge attained in their first degree in Psychology (as recognised by the British Psychological Society for Graduate Membership).

The MSc in Psychology of Mental Health will draw upon the recognised expertise of numerous research-active and clinical staff, and will address a broad range of material, including the scientific study of borderline personality disorder, addiction and eating disorders. In addition to being of interest to those wishing to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology the course will also provide suitable training for those who wish to study for a PhD and would professionals working with children or adults with a range of psychological disorders.

The programme builds on our good working relationship with NHS Psychology services. It meets a recognised need for more formal training of aspiring clinical psychologists by providing an opportunity for such individuals work to with practicing clinical psychologists who, in turn, will benefit from an increased likelihood of producing published research based on these collaborations.

The programme consists of core modules in Research Foundations, Qualitative Research Methods, Advanced Quantitative Methods. Students will also participate in two special options: Foundations of Adult Mental Health and Current Issues in Psychological Health Care. They will design and carry out a dissertation project under the supervision of staff from the School of Psychology in conjunction with a clinical psychologist from NHS Tayside which will be written up in a form designed to be suitable for publication.

This programme does not confer professional accreditation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Donna Hendry
+44 (0)1382 384454