M.Sc. On Campus

Adult Mental Health (Contemporary Studies)

City, University of London

12 months
14050 GBP/year
11240 GBP/year
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In this Adult Mental Health (Contemporary Studies) programme from City, University of London you will learn about the latest theory and practice influencing the care and support of people experiencing mental health difficulties and contribute to research that improves the well-being of individuals and communities. 


In this Adult Mental Health (Contemporary Studies) programme from City, University of London you will critically evaluate approaches to compassionate mental health care and consider innovative ways of developing ethical and culturally sensitive practice.

You will gain a thorough grounding in research skills and applied data analysis to support your role as an evidence-based practitioner able to critically evaluate approaches to support and care for people experiencing mental ill-health.

You will address key principles of adult mental healthcare and current issues affecting mental health policy and practice through core discipline-specific modules.


Successful completion of this master’s degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively across professional services and agencies concerned with adult mental health.

You will be well placed to pursue opportunities and career pathways in areas such as:

  • statutory health and social care services
  • the voluntary sector
  • health policy and management
  • advanced practitioner roles
  • education
  • research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice 
  • Assessing and Understanding Mental Health Problems
  • Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions in Mental 
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this course, you should have a lower second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a relevant subject.

Preferably, you should have a professional qualification with at least one year of experience in health and social care, such as:

  • Voluntary sector
  • Social work
  • Education
  • Primary care
  • Mental health nursing
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Criminal justice
  • Residential work
  • Currently working in an agency with responsibility for aspects of inter-professional practice relating to your own discipline.

You will need to provide two references (at least one reference for recent graduates must be academic; other references could include a current employer). You will need to provide the referees’ work contact details for us to contact the referee separately after we have received your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14050 GBP/year
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  • National

    11240 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11240 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £5,620
  • Overseas/EU: £7,025

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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