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Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis MSc

Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Psychotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course will help students to gain the knowledge and abilities required to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions. Once they graduate with their Masters degree, they should be able to demonstrate advanced clinical, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. Enhanced abilities will help to improve client and carer experiences as well as psychosocial treatment outcomes. The course will explore a range of evidence-based interventions, so that they will be able to apply their skills across a variety of mental health services. This course is based at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading.

This course allows students to work in your own clinical area, enhancing and developing their clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families or carers. It helps to become an agent and champion of change, actively incorporating evidence-based practice into routine service provision, through their own and others' work. Once they complete the course, they should be able to: provide safe and effective psychosocial treatments for psychosis that are based on evidence, with service users and their families or carers; combine their clinical expertise with a knowledge of current best evidence from systematic research, when making decisions about individual treatment; continually evaluate competence in evidence-based interventions, identifying and responding to needs for further personal and professional development; use clinical supervision to ensure that practice is safe, effective and professionally accountable; maintain a comprehensive awareness of relevant developments in research, practice and policy and modify practice accordingly, identifying where there are gaps in the evidence; assess the use of evidence-based interventions in their practice area and facilitate changes to policy and practice to help spread the use of successful interventions.

On successful completion of the course, practitioners report an increase in knowledge, clinical expertise and confidence in providing a range of evidence-based interventions.

Different course options

Part time | Berkshire Institute for Health | 4 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date



Research Methods - Core
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should: have an honours degree from a UK university or equivalent; be currently employed as a mental health practitioner in the UK; have access to and be working with service-users who have experience of psychosis and psychosis-related problems for the duration of the course. This course also offer students a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions,with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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