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Mental Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Science from The Open University UK is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline.

About

The Mental Health Science programme from The Open University UK 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 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.

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

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 included:

  • Introduction to mental health science
  • Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 months
    • Duration description
      17 months - 4 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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 our MSc Admissions Panel. 

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7180 GBP per year and a duration of 17 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7180 GBP per year and a duration of 17 months.
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Funding

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