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Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MRes

Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MRes

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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

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Course Summary

This MRes is for you if you’re interested in understanding the impact of socio-cultural factors on mental health and mental health care. It is designed for students who are accepted for doctoral research training through the LISS DTP Programme. This MRes is also an excellent preparation for a career in research and clinical practice.

  • Learn how to assess mental health problems, understanding their origins and help recovery
  • Learn which psychological therapies are effective and for whom
  • Take a supervised placement in a clinical setting
  • Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and writing
  • Learn from leading experts in the field


  • Access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Access to the large medical and dental archives at the Royal London and at Barts
  • Mentors for non-programme related support, including careers advice

Career paths

This programme is designed for students who are accepted for doctoral research training through the LISS DTP Programme. It is also tailored to people who wish to pursue research careers in the area of mental health.


The module maps out both classic and contemporary work in mental health and relates theory to practice, particularly in psychotherapy. Research is drawn from a number of different therapeutic treatments, such as psychoanalysis, CBT, group and family therapy and 3rd wave therapies. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the effectiveness of each method and how these are used to treat a range of mental illnesses such as Psychosis, Depression and Personality Disorders. Students will be also submitting a reflective piece based on their clinical placement.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a degree at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. A professional qualification and at least one year experience working in a related area will also be considered. Applicants must be accepted onto the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme based at Queen Mary.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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