Taught course

Mental Health in Education

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters courses offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered online, this programme is the only professional learning award of its kind in the UK. It focuses on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training/mentoring environments. The programme will also explore how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning, mentors and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals, managers and social workers.

About the programme The programme will equip you to work in an environment where integration of service delivery and multi-professional practice is the expected norm. Additionally, it offers a flexible study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both the areas of mental health and education. For example, practitioners working with children in challenging environments in roles such as youth workers, police officers, correctional officers, child protection officers and staff from the voluntary and third sectors.

Your learning The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Mental Health in Education; Interpersonal Relationships and Communication; and Leading and Motivating Learning. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Stress Management in Education; Motivational Enhancement Skills; and Research Methods (Contextualised). The MSc phase comprises a Masters dissertation.

Our Careers Adviser says Graduates will possess a variety of much sought after skills to build and progress their careers in this demanding yet rewarding sector.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Yonah Matemba