London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The programme places emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. A particular focus will be on psychosocial approaches to the study and 'treatment' of mental distress, in both clinical and community settings. This will involve exploring the social and cultural context from which mental distress occurs, and the responses of those who have experienced distress first hand. Experts by experience (sometimes referred to as service users) will be heavily involved in the delivery of the course, and the design of the overall course structure.

Course Modules

Modules include: Introduction to clinical and community psychology; research methods in psychology; psychosocial interventions and treatments; experts by experience; introduction to clinical skills; placement module; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology or related field.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)