Taught course

Mental Health

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

First degree or equivalent; If English is not the applicant’s first language a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, or evidence of equivalent English proficiency; A professional qualification such as GPs, community nurses, therapists, psychotherapists or counsellors; Employed in area of health or social care sector with the opportunity to work with people with mental health difficulties; Accreditation of prior learning (APL) – students may apply for up to 80 credits of APL subject to the guidelines set out in our APL Guidelines.

Months of entry


Course content

This pioneering course is designed to enable you to meet the challenges of vulnerable people with mental health needs, in primary care settings. A unique feature of this course is its focus on application in practice and the fact that it is delivered in partnership by academics and senior practitioners in the field.

The course offers a flexible approach that allows you to study at a pace that suits your work demands and you can choose to study a discrete module or take modules leading to Certificate, Diploma or Masters Awards.

As a result of studying, you will be able to more effectively diagnose/recognise, manage and appropriately refer patients.

This part-time multi-disciplinary programme provides an opportunity to develop advanced working knowledge and skills, necessary to offer high quality evidenced-based interventions for patients with a range of mental health needs and conditions.

You will contribute to service developments which promote socially inclusive mental health care for individuals, families and communities. You will become more proficient, creative and innovative in analysing and evaluating perspectives in mental health practice. Through studying at this advanced level, you will develop strategies to enhance your own role and increase service improvement and quality enhancement in line with the Quality, Innovation, Productivity, Prevention (QIPP) agenda.

Information for international students

Evidence of equivalent English proficiency; a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Please see below for contact details
0800 953 3222