Dr Maddie Groom, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine
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.
1. Are there any scholarships available?
2. Is the course accredited by the BPS?
The course is not currently accredited by the BPS. In fact, at the moment, the BPS does not accredit MSc courses that fall within the area of clinical psychology. They are planning to introduce accreditation of these courses in the near future and we will apply for accreditation when this happens. We have designed the course to provide the skills and knowledge needed by students who are intending to pursue a career in clinical psychology or other areas of mental health.
3. How is the course structured for part-time students?
We talk to each part time applicant to decide how to structure the timetable to best suit their other commitments. We recommend that part time students complete all the research methods modules in year 1 as this provides very useful preparation for the research project which is completed in year 2.
4. Can I apply if I have my undergraduate degree is not in Psychology?
You are welcome to apply to the MSc MHR if your degree is in a subject other than Psychology. Your application will be sent to the Course Director for consideration. The Course Director will review the modules that you completed in your degree and any relevant work experience and will then decide whether this is the right MSc course for you. If you are unsure whether or not to apply and would like to talk to someone first, please contact the course team directly and we will be happy to advise.
5. What is the closing date for applications?
We are able to accept new applications until early September. If this date has passed and you want to submit an application, please contact the course team directly.
6. I have been out of education for a few years. What support do you provide to students returning to education?
We offer a wide range of support including a personal tutor who will review your progress each term and discuss effective study skills strategies with you to help you reach your potential. We also provide all students with a chance to practice and review their essay writing skills during the first few weeks of term by completing a piece of work that is not formally assessed, but is marked by a member of staff who provides detailed feedback outlining the strengths and weaknesses. Our students find this very valuable, particularly those who are returning to education. Finally, you will be able to access the support services offered by the University; these include support with study skills development and academic writing.