Taught course

Mental Health Practice

University of Sussex · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required but applicants should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties and to develop education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care.

Applications for this course are competitive and can close early. We therefore recommend an early application - ideally by April.

Months of entry


Course content

Mental health practitioners are much in demand, both nationally and locally. This course gives you the skills to practice up to Associate Practitioner level in NHS Mental Health Services.

You’ll develop knowledge in a range of therapeutic practices, assessment, ethics, and partnership and recovery working.

You also become familiar with being part of a multidisciplinary team within NHS Mental Health Services, engaging with adults experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Psychology
+44 (0)1273 876638