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Mental Health: Research and Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Mental Health: Research and Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Full time | Jubilee Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

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Course Summary

Course Overview

At Nottingham, you'll experience a unique balance between learning about the psychology behind key mental health issues and how to conduct research in the field.

As part of the course you'll learn how mental health conditions are caused, diagnosed, assessed and treated as well as specific mental health research methods, models and approaches.

You'll be taught by research-active experts in the field, both clinicians and non-clinicians, ensuring you are experiencing the latest thinking in mental health across the field and across all ages. You'll also get to experience the facilities at the Institute of Mental Health, one of the leading institutes for inter-disciplinary mental health research in the UK

Our dual focus on research and practice will help you succeed in your career whether you wish to study mental health further in a PhD or help on the front-line in clinical practice.

Graduate destinations

We support our students with their careers and offer tailored advice, sometimes advertising casual work positions to give you an even better chance at getting the jobs you want. We also run a careers fair specifically for mental health work, sometimes featuring our own alumni.

Our graduates typically move into employment in mental health sectors after completing the MSc. These posts include Assistant Psychologist positions within the NHS, or within private and third sector healthcare settings, Research Assistant positions, or Healthcare Worker roles. Some decide to pursue further training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or pursue further doctoral study.


This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of models and concepts in the discipline of clinical psychology. On the course you?ll be introduced to cognitive behavioural, systemic, psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to psychological therapy. Sessions will describe the development and application of theory within each approach. In addition, online units will deliver material on four core concepts within clinical psychology: formulation; critical thinking; reflective practice, and the scientist practitioner. You will be assessed through a written report and presentation.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant subject like Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or another related discipline. Applicants with Medicine or those seeking to intercalate within their medical degree are encouraged to apply and will be referred to the course director for consideration.