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Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MSc

Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

This popular programme teaches you how to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and help your patients recover. It provides a unique combination of clinical skills and analysis of psychological therapies, teaching you how to think critically about the application of specific therapies.

  • 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 gives you a range of career options. It is ideal if you want to do clinical psychology or psychotherapy training, including IAPT services, in the future.

It is also tailored to people working in mental health care who want to advance their careers by demonstrating their expertise in psychological therapies.

Recent graduates have gone on to:

  • complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, qualifying them to work as psychological wellbeing practitioners within the NHS
  • further doctoral-level training in clinical and counselling psychology
  • psychological assistant positions in the NHS and third-sector providers.

Different course options

Full time | Charterhouse Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



MSc students will learn some of the methodological challenges in conducting research relevant to the students chosen pathway (Transcultural Mental Healthcare or Psychological Therapies). They will also carry out a sustained inquiry and extended piece of high quality research work relevant to their professional context or personal interest. Students will be encouraged to publish and disseminate their research work. Module 3 Research Methods is compulsory to all MSc students and includes research methods and evidence based practice. Students aiming for the MSc award are required to undertake a dissertation on an original topic that includes original research and comprehensive literature review using systematic methods. Completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 is accredited for exit with an MSc in either Psychological Therapies of Transcultural Mental Healthcare.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology, Medicine or a related discipline.