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PgDip Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

PgDip Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Psychology Social Policy / Administration People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This is an innovative e-learning programme developed through partnerships between experts by experienced practitioners, academics and service providers in the areas of mental health, social inclusion, leadership and recovery. The course was developed as part of an EU partnership to provide an international perspective on recovery and social inclusion issues. This two year part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress.

Why choose this course?

Recovery is an innovative and empowering approach to working with and alongside people experiencing mental distress. It is an approach that has gained great credence with service users, agencies and staff in recent years. This fully online part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to mental health recovery and social inclusion. You will develop the skills to work directly with, develop policies and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in the recovery and social inclusion. This course is ideal for professionals from all mental health disciplines, service users, carers, service managers, policy makers and those who aspire to be leaders in their areas of expertise in their country.

Different course options

Study mode



2 years

Start date



Legislation and Policy (30 Credits) - Core
Leadership and Collaboration in innovative practice (30 Credits) - Core
Recovery Research (30 Credits) - Core
Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£755 per 15 credits. Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted are for the 2020/2021 academic year only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is not open to International Students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: Normally a good first degree or equivalent, therefore demonstrating the ability to study at level 7. We will consider applicants without a first degree; these applicants should be involved in some way in mental health services delivery, or be a recipient thereof. We wish to encourage applications from non-traditional students (particularly service users and carers) who may have missed the opportunity to become graduates but who nonetheless can demonstrate potential to work at Masters Level. Applicants without the required academic qualifications will be set a written task to demonstrate their motivation, potential and knowledge to work at Masters Level. This task will demonstrate the students’ ability to critically digest and discuss a relevant article, and reflect upon and articulate perceived personal challenges involved in working at level 7. Those applying to study an individual module will also be required to undertake the written task if they do not have the requisite existing qualifications.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more