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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our new MA Nursing Mental Health postgraduate degree will help you to develop your theoretical knowledge of nursing and positively influence patient care.

  • Enjoy high quality teaching in a modern and developing faculty
  • Develop your thinking and knowledge with a combination of core, optional and research modules
  • Enhance patient care through your nursing education and research
  • Study full-time or part-time

As a modern, civic university, LJMU is integral to the life of the city, but we are also global in our approach, forging international partnerships to facilitate world-leading research and collaboration to tackle some of the huge global issues facing the modern world that have an everyday impact here at home.

As a student on this programme you will learn from a programme team with a depth and breadth of clinical and academic knowledge designed to ensure you are supported in developing both personally and professionally.

The programme is one of our new MA Nursing postgraduate pathways:

MA Nursing
MA Nursing Clinical Education
MA Nursing Clinical Leadership

We also now offer an MA Mental Health programme for students who are not necessarily working in a clinical setting.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: ƒ?½Registered Nurse status ƒ?½a minimum 2:1 Honours degree ƒ?½evidence of Level 6 or Level 7 study Additional Information ƒ?½IELTS Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component) International applicants: Please note that as an international student you would not eligible to select modules which have assessments based in practice and instead will complete theoretical modules.

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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