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Mental Health - Psychological Therapies

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
20750 GBP/year
10250 GBP/year
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This popular Mental Health - Psychological Therapies MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London teaches you how to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and help your patients recover. It provides a unique combination of clinical skills and analysis of psychological therapies, teaching you how to think critically about the application of specific therapies.


What you'll study

Across the UK there’s a need for professionals of all kinds to gain expertise in psychological therapies. This course is an ideal next step for those who are already working in mental health, who want to go on to train as therapists, who want to complete research and those who work in related areas, such as social work, human resources or the voluntary sector.

On this Mental Health - Psychological Therapies MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London, you’ll have the opportunity to critically examine different approaches to understanding mental disorder. We’ll build your confidence in using psychological therapies but also develop your ability to understand the evidence base for these therapies – and assess which therapies might work for different types of disorder. 

You’ll gain the knowledge to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and how to help recovery. You’ll learn about psychological therapies including individual cognitive behavioural therapies, cognitive analytic therapies, psychodynamic therapies, as well as group and family therapies. 

Your course placement will give you experience of supervised practice and will develop your ability to work with emotional, behavioural and psychological distress. 

You’ll also develop your research skills and complete a research project. By the time you complete the programme, you’ll be a skilled communicator, adept at expressing your ideas in spoken or written form.

This MSc is an academic course and does not lead to clinical accreditation. 

Mental Health: Psychological Therapies is also available to study to PgDip level.

Career paths

This Mental Health: Psychological Therapies MSc programme gives you a range of career options. It is ideal if you want to do clinical psychology or psychotherapy training, including IAPT services, in the future. 

It is also tailored to people working in mental health care who want to advance their careers by demonstrating their expertise in psychological therapies.

Recent graduates have gone on to:

  • complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, qualifying them to work as psychological wellbeing practitioners within the NHS
  • further doctoral-level training in clinical and counselling psychology
  • psychological assistant positions in the NHS and third-sector providers.

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Psychological Therapies Dissertation
  • Mental Health in Context
  • Professional Skills in Mental Health
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Psychological Therapies: Paradigms and Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology, Medicine or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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