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MSc Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

11-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law provides the required training for social workers to undertake the role of Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

This is a statutory role and applications must have the support of a Health and Social Care Trust. The PG Diploma provides the qualification for practising as an Approved Social Worker and then the Dissertation Module must be successfully completed for the MSc.

Contributors to the taught element of the ASW Programme are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and professions including service users and carers; ASWs and other social work staff, psychiatrists, psychologists and nursing staff; representatives from the courts, Review Tribunal; Regulation Quality Improvement Authority; legal advisers and researchers.

Please note that this course is not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.

Professional Accreditations

This programme has been accredited by the Northern Ireland Post-Qualifying Education and Training Partnership and meets the requirements at the specialist and leadership levels.

Modules

This module will facilitate Approved Social Workers in training to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding of the legal and policy framework for practising ethically as an Approved Social Worker in Northern Ireland. The module will also facilitate a critical understanding of codes of practice, standards and policies guiding mental health practice and the ability to use these creatively to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users, their carers and others. Aims: To ensure that candidates have a critical understanding of the legal framework governing mental health practice and the ability to use this creatively to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users and carers; T ensure that candidates have a critical understanding of codes of practice, standards and policies guiding mental health practice and the ability to use these creatively to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users, and support their carers, within the legal framework; To explore ethical practice within a legal framework; To reinforce candidates confidence in their decision making within multiprofessional practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Standard full-time fee is £6,980 (fee also applicable to Republic of Ireland (ROI)) and it is a guide for part time students. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Standard full-time fee is £19,100 and it is a guide for part time students. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Where this is not met, applicants must demonstrate that their experience and qualifications enable them to study at postgraduate level by showing either that they have the Pre-2007 Post-Qualifying Social Work Award or by producing a reflective assignment on their practice in this area (2,000 words).

Department profile

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