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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your theoretical knowledge of mental health and study alongside graduates from a range of related backgrounds in a dynamic and creative environment.

  • Develop your knowledge of mental health
  • Access a diverse and inclusive learning experience
  • Work with fellow students on research projects that support change in and around the mental health milieu

The programme ethos is to create an environment where you will be exposed to a diverse and inclusive learning experience, enabling you to work collaboratively in developing research projects with the potential to support change in and around the mental health milieu.

The systemic agenda in the public and private sectors focus on crossing boundaries and enabling whole systems change. There are very few programmes nationally where the focus is on integration of learners from multiple sectors of practice and society in considering the sociocultural aspects of mental health illness. This Masters programme aims to facilitate a wide-ranging approach to change in mental health.

You'll benefit from high quality teaching in a modern and developing faculty. The combination of core, optional and research modules creates an environment in which you are supported to develop your thinking and knowledge of mental health through education and research. The programme team have a depth and breadth of subject specific academic knowledge designed to ensure you are supported in developing both personally and professionally.

LJMU graduates tell us that during their time here they learned from experts in their field, enjoyed great one-to-one support and were challenged. They made friends with people from all over the world, tried new sports and got free access to some of the finest cultural events in the UK. Although we love to hear that our graduates had an incredible time, we know that your experience is going to be unique and shaped entirely by you, your needs and your ambitions.

If you're a Registered Nurse and want to explore Mental Health in the context of your practice, you may also be interested in our MA Nursing Mental Health postgraduate degree.

PLEASE NOTE: This programme is not a Nursing (Mental Health) pre-qualifying programme and will not result in you being registered as a nurse. Please instead see our BSc (Hons) Nursing Mental Health undergraduate degree.

Different course options

Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Foundations of Research (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
The Creation of Mental Illness (30 Credits) - Core
The Self in Mental Health (20 Credits) - Core
Collaborative and Professional Practice in Dementia Care (30 Credits) - Optional
Understanding Addictions (20 Credits) - Optional
Systematic Review (10 Credits) - Optional
Safeguarding in Multi-Professional Practice (30 Credits) - Optional
Engaging in Children and Young People's Complex Mental Health (20 Credits) - Optional
Working Systemically in Practice with Complex Individuals and Families (20 Credits) - Optional
Ethical and Legal Issues within Advanced Practice (10 Credits) - Optional
Research Ethics and Governance (10 Credits) - Optional
Addictions: Policy and Interventions (20 Credits) - Optional
Violence (10 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject two references, academic transcripts or equivalent Non-standard applications are welcomed. The programme leader will make a decision on whether to admit the candidate on the basis of experience. Additional information IELTS Level 7.0 in all components

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more

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