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MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Mental Health

MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Mental Health

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

Are you a registered health or social care professional interested in developing your career in advanced mental health practice? Do you have the support of your employer for workplace-based learning? This clinically and academically focused MSc programme is designed to prepare and support registered practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills to provide and lead high-quality advanced level mental health practice.

Key features

  • Blended learning programme with a mix of online distance learning and on campus days.
  • Develop skills to act autonomously in providing care to people requiring complex mental health assessment and treatment.
  • Develop leadership and management skills to support the wider mental health team.
  • Participate in workplace-based experiential learning opportunities with workplace supervisors and other experienced clinicians.
  • Embed independent and supplementary prescribing into your masters degree (subject to profession).
  • Disseminate evidence-based knowledge to enhance services and person-centred care.
  • This programme is also available as an Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health.


AMH701: Advanced mental health assessment and formulation (20 Credits) - Core
AMH702: Advanced mental health planning and interventions (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students need to pay £1000 per 20 credits.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students need to pay £1000 per 20 credits.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent plus a professional qualification in health or social care. You must be working in a role that requires advanced practice skills and knowledge. You will need the support of your employer and have a consultant or advanced practice clinical supervisor in your employment setting for the duration of the programme. Claims for credit for prior learning will be assessed following University regulations

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more