Taught course

Mental Health Practice

University of Sussex · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Mental health practitioners are in demand nationwide. This course gives you the skills to practice up to Associate Practitioner level in NHS Mental Health Services.
We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK. You’ll study in an intellectually-stimulating, supportive environment for postgraduate research and study.
You’ll learn a range of therapeutic practices, assessment, ethics, and partnership and recovery working. You’ll also become familiar with being part of a multidisciplinary team within NHS Mental Health Services. Clinical placements are a key part of this course, where you’ll engage with adults experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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