MSc/PgDip/PGCert On Campus

Mental Health Studies Healthcare Studies

Middlesex University

24 months
117 GBP/credit 10530 GBP/year
60 GBP/credit 5400 GBP/year
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This Mental Health Studies Healthcare Studies MSc/PgDip/PGCert offered by Middlesex University is designed to allow practitioners who work in mental health services to build upon previous knowledge and experience in the field. It aims to enhance this prior knowledge and experience to facilitate your development and mastery in mental health-related skills and knowledge.


Why study MSc in Mental Health Studies at Middlesex University?

You will be given the opportunity to study with others from a wide range of mental health settings and backgrounds, both nationally and internationally. It is hoped that the diversity of this learning environment stimulates enhanced learning of mental health issues, leading to improved practice and service development.

This Mental Health Studies Healthcare Studies MSc/PgDip/PGCert offered by Middlesex University will allow you to plan your own individual study pathway to meet your personal, professional, academic and service needs. Furthermore, the optional modules can be taken at a pace and frequency that suits your circumstances, taking into account issues such as your location and work-life balance. As such, a number of modules are available via distance learning.

The best way to undertake this programme is over a minimum of two years. This will enable you to continue working in clinical practice and use that practice to help you complete the assignments on the course. You will complete the programme by choosing from a selection of modules that are available in the department. Please note that although we have an October start, dependent upon your choice of modules, it may be that your first class dates for your first modules may have a January start. This will be discussed with you when you start on the programme and choose the modules you wish to undertake.

In order to complete the programme applicants must be working in mental health or mental health related caring services with direct access to service users. They must be working with mental health service users during the course of their studies. This is so that assessments on the programme can be completed. EU and International students will need to provide evidence in their application that they have arranged such access before their application can be processed.

Overall, the programme is designed so that, where possible, credits achieved through prior study are recognised as part of the award.

Course Highlights

  • The university is highly rated by our students for our student support, which particularly helps those with non-traditional qualifications reach their potential
  • Your studies are supported by brand new state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-resourced library and access to a wide range of mental health-related e-books and journals
  • You will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of clinicians from a variety of backgrounds, both nationally and internationally

Career Opportunities

  • The Mental Health Studies Programme has been specifically designed to further your career within the industry through enhancing existing professional practice through personal development and self-managed learning, as well as consolidating and expanding your professional network. 
  • You will have the opportunity to gain a qualification that is directly relevant to your field of work and the projects you complete will also make a significant contribution to the achievement of your work objectives. Combined, these benefits provide a powerful stimulus to career development and enhancement in your professional area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health
  • Social Inclusion and Recovery in Mental Health 
  • Meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers 
  • Delivering Evidence Based Dementia Care 
  • Foundations in Working with Dual Diagnosis
  • Assessment and treatments in Dual Diagnosis 
  • Leadership for Public and Community Services 
  • Service Development and Quality Improvement
  • Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Professionals 
  • Mentorship Preparation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (2:2 or above)
  • A minimum of two years experience in the mental health field, providing they have a professional qualification in a field of mental health practice, eg. medicine, mental health nursing, social work or an allied discipline
  • Exceptionally, students who do not have a degree but who can provide evidence of their ability to study at Masters level, and have three years experience of working in the mental health field (voluntary or paid) may be considered

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 117 GBP per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    5400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60 GBP per credit during 24 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.


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.

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