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4 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Education Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Mental Health & Education focuses on the nature of mental health in educational (learning, teaching, training, and mentoring) environments and is the first professional learning award of its kind in the UK.

It focuses on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training/mentoring environments and explores how this might impact on:

  • learners
  • leaders of learning
  • mentors
  • psychologists
  • health professionals
  • managers
  • social workers


Our course will equip you with the skills necessary to work in an environment where integration of service delivery and multi-professional practice is the expected norm.

Additionally, the MSc offers a flexible study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both the areas of mental health and education.It is relevant for practitioners working with children in schools (class teachers and pupil support staff) and those in challenging environments in roles such as youth workers, police officers, correctional officers, child protection officers and staff from the voluntary and third sectors.


For each module there 200 hours of student learning comprising:

  • eLearning asynchronous discussion/course work and tutorials (60 hours)
  • engagement with the literature, writing and research (100 hours)
  • assignment in the form of critical a written essay and/or other forms of summative assessment (40 hours)


Modules on the MSc Mental Health and Education have different assessment requirements. Different formats of formative assessment are embedded throughout teaching and learning on all modules.


Interpersonal Relationship and Communication (20 Credits) - Core
Leading and Motivating Learning (20 Credits) - Core
MSc Research Project Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Educational Research (20 Credits) - Core
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (20 Credits) - Core
Stress Management in Education (20 Credits) - Core
Mental Health in Education (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£560 per module (20 credits) - This fee is for Scottish students. The same fee is also applicable for English, Northern Irish & Welsh and Channel Island & Isle of Man.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1,350 per module (20 credits).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. In addition, they must also have a current professional involvement in an, educational (teaching, learning, training, coaching, mentoring) environment. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a first degree may be admitted on the MSc if they can provide evidence of appropriate accredited Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses undertaken (with proof of CPD certificates and transcripts). Such applicants, must be prepared to provide an additional 250-500 word reflective narrative indicating how your professional role, work experience and a range of accredited CPD match SCQF Level 7-10 descriptors (i.e. work equivalent to undergraduate degree work), and submit this with their application.