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Psychology of Mental Health MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology Specialisations Psychology (General) People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides psychology graduates with advanced education in research and clinical practice in the psychology of mental health. Our course draws upon the expertise of research and clinical psychologists to provide you with a unique education in the foundations of, and current issues in, the psychology of mental health. It is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to go on to study for a PhD in psychology or a doctorate in clinical psychology, as well as professionals working with children and adults. We are a small friendly department who offer focused teaching and research in psychology. This means that we get to know our students, and can provide them with the individual support they need throughout their studies. At Dundee, you will benefit from dedicated MSc social and study areas, an active student society, and will be taught by academic staff at the forefront of psychological research and clinical psychologists working in specialisms including forensic, child and adolescent, eating disorders, learning difficulties, addiction, primary care, older adult, and health psychology. You will have access to state of the art research equipment for, for example, tracking eye movements to measure attention, measuring brain activity, or conducting surveys and observational studies. It is one of the only MSc courses in the UK on which you will be taught by clinical psychologists. Our students tell us they find the teaching and supervision contact with clinicians to be a key strength. An advanced understanding of psychological health care and the psychology of mental health provides a foundation for those who wish to apply for a PhD in psychological research or for a doctorate in clinical psychology.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



In this module students will will undertake a substantial individual research project. For Psychology of Metal Health this is jointly supervised by staff from the department of psychology and clinical psychologists from NHS Tayside. Assessment is via a written dissertation and a poster presentation.

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

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold a first or second class (normally upper second class) honours degree in Psychology, conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society.