The Open University in England

Mental Health Science

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Rank: 200 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Distance Learning


Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/10

Duration: -

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This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science. Those who qualify from this programme, will have carried out an academically rigorous research project, and have developed the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and to inform professional practice.

Key features of the course

  • Develops knowledge and understanding of key topics in mental health science (stress, anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia)

  • Explores current issues and research at the forefront of mental health science

  • Develops skills that are essential for a critical understanding of mental health science and relevant to professional practice

  • Culminates with an in-depth individual research project in an area of mental health science.


Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject (including psychological sciences, health science, mental health nursing or medicine).

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