London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

The course is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial aspects of mental health to support the national initiative to enhance mental health and well'being and to acquire an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and practice based skills in this area. The course aims to integrate clinical studies into the curriculum and target those wishing to pursue clinical psychology and/or healthcare related careers. This course will focus on the theoretical explanations of psychopathology from a biological, behavioural, social and cognitive perspective and to provide the diagnostic and treatment modality of mental, emotional and behavioural problems. Part of this training will include the successful completion of two certificates in motivational interviewing and positive psychology. These modules will make a valuable contribution to the training needs of students and develop both their practical and professional skills. It also develops competencies in conducting research and analysis in relation to the psychosocial aspects of mental health.

Course Modules

Modules include: Psychopathology; specialised clinical issues in healthcare; resilience and mindfulness; research methods; law, protection and mental health; treatment intervention; research dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Successful applicants will normally have a good degree (minimum 2.2). Those with degrees in social work, healthcare, nursing, counselling or an equivalent relevant professional qualification can apply and will be assessed individually. Proficiency in the English language is essential. If English is not your 1st language, you will require an IELTS 6.5 minimum with a minimum score of 6 in all components.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,965  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £885  Credit module. First year home fees