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About

This part-time Advanced Mental Health Practice course from Bournemouth University is designed to prepare practitioners who will be considered for appointment as approved mental health professionals under the Mental Health Act 2007.

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Overview

Why study MA Advanced Mental Health Practice at BU?

  • After completing this course, you will also be able to take on the role of Best Interest Assessor under the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005 if required by your employer (subject to amendment by the LPS framework). 
  • This is a part-time course, which can be taken over a maximum of 5 years. It is arranged in blocks of taught days and placement days.  
  • Learning includes a mix of interactive workshops, teaching sessions and facilitated group discussions.  
  • Service user and carer input are central to the course, combined with individualised self-directed learning with flexibility in units to meet your individual needs. 
  • Opportunities for experiential learning are provided in a supervised practice placement as required by the professional body.  
  • As part of your Master’s you’ll deliver a Service Improvement Project, which will involve you improving an existing approach to service improvement or developing a new one.  

Career opportunities

The course recognises the diversity of mental health social work, providing practitioners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and enhance their skills in dealing with complex work. 

Advanced Mental Health Practice graduates can undertake roles such as Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interest Assessor, and will be able to support roles within mental health and health & social care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics, Values & Perspectives in Mental Health
  • Mental Health & the Law
  • AMHP Role in Practice
  • Evidencing Professional Learning (Practice Assessment):
  • Evidencing Professional Practice & Decision-making
  • Preparing for your Service Improvement Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. Applicants are normally expected to have at least one year of professional or management experience. Applicants for the programme must also meet the professional requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Mental Health (AMHP) Regulations 2008 and hold a professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and be currently registered to that profession as laid out in Schedule 1. 

It will also be a course prerequisite that students:

  • Have completed the Consolidation Unit
  • Hold a recognised professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and are registered to that profession
  • Demonstrate that they already have the level of professional competence, capacity and ability to undertake and complete AMHP training at the PQ Higher Specialist Social Work Award Level

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • Please enquire for fees for this course.
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Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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.

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