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.
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.
We are offering a 50%-fee scholarship to one student on the MSc course for 2015-16. All HEU applicants who are eligible to apply for the course will be considered for this scholarship at the same time.
Applications closing date: Friday 4 September 2015
The University of Nottingham also 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.
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 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.