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This Mental Health Science programme from The Open University UK is for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of key topics in mental health science, including stress, anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia.

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Overview

It equips you 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. You’ll complete an academically rigorous research project and develop the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and informing professional practice. 

Key features of the Mental Health Science programme from The Open University UK

  • 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.

Career relevance

This qualification is directly relevant to research and employment in the fields of medical and psychological sciences (neuroscience, psychology, health sciences). It will develop the critical skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment within the health sector, life sciences, medical and related fields, and to inform and strengthen professional practice.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to mental health science 
  • Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia 
  • MSc project module for MSc in Mental Health Science 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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).
  • If you have other study or experience that you believe equips you to take this qualification you can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience. 
  • Your case will be referred to the MSc Admissions Panel. Depending on your previous qualifications or experience, some background study may be necessary prior to registering for this qualification or its constituent modules. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3916 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 33 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3916 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 33 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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