Mental Health Research MSc


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Qualification name:Mental Health Research
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 or above in their Bachelors Degree
IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Part time details:2 years part-time
Start date:September
Campus:Jubilee Campus

Course Overview

The MSc Mental Health Research is suitable for graduates, trainees and professionals looking to acquire specialist knowledge in mental health and develop research skills, with a view to enhancing career progression.

On our MSc Mental Health Research you will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of all the main areas of mental health
  • learn how to design, conduct and write up a research project for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • be taught by international experts from across all the main disciplines of mental health
  • learn to critically appraise current research in the field of mental health
  • learn how to work with others from different disciplines, including science, healthcare and education.


Course Details

This is the first MSc Mental Health Research in the UK to cover a broad range of topics within the mental health field combined with a focus on developing research skills in this field.

The course can be completed on a full-time basis over one year or a part-time basis over two years.

The course consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a further 60 credits are devoted to a research project.

Students can opt to complete the diploma (120 credits of taught modules) or certificate (60 credits of taught modules) instead of the MSc.


The University of Nottingham offers advice on funding opportunities that are available to UK/EU and international students, to support fee payment and living costs while you study. Visit the Graduate School to find out more.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.


The MSc Mental Health Research will provide excellent training and an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to further their career in mental health.

Former postgraduate students in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology have gone on to complete research degrees (PhD), secure Clinical Academic Fellowships and clinical lectureship positions. One former student was recently awarded one of the prestigious and highly competitive Wellcome Trust clinical fellowships to conduct further research following on from his MSc project.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2013, 86% of postgraduates in the School of Medical Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,694 with the highest being £100,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2012/13.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers  and  Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

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Eleanor Jennings
Course administrator
Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine
The University of Nottingham
B18 Yang Fujia Building, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB
t:   +44 (0)115 82 32214

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