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Advanced Mental Health Practice, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
The Advanced Mental Health Practice programme at Bournemouth University aims to prepare practitioners who will be considered for appointment as approved mental health professionals.

About

In meeting the requirements of the Higher Specialist Social Work Award in Mental Health, the  Advanced Mental Health Practice programme at Bournemouth University also recognises the diversity of mental health social work and provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and enhance their skills in dealing with complex work. 

Learning includes a mix of interactive workshops, teaching sessions and facilitated group discussions. Service user and carer input will be central to student learning methods. This is combined with individualised self-directed learning with flexibility in units to tailor learning to meet individual student needs.

Opportunities for experiential learning are provided in a supervised practice placement as required by the professional body. Assessment for the course will include completing a portfolio including a report by a practice assessor, based on observation of how you apply learning and competence in showing the requirements. A range of reflective assignments and an in-class test will also be included.

Potential career paths

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
  • Service Improvement Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • There is no formal deadline to apply for taught postgraduate courses with us, but we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. 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

Tuition Fee

  • Please enquire for fees for this course.

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.

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