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  MA - Advanced Mental Health Practice

Bournemouth University    Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Part time April, October PGDip, MA PG Dip: full-time over a period of 6-months. The remaining elements for the full MA award can be completed on a part-time basis within 5 years.
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About the course

Why study MA Advanced Mental Health Practice at BU?

  • This is a full-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
  • Practitioners who successfully complete the programme can be considered for professional warranting by their local authority as Approved Mental Health Professionals under the Mental Health Act 1983 amended 2007
  • 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.

Course details

This is a full-time course delivered in blocks of taught days and placement days. On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. 

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Entry Requirements

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.

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A full Chevening Scholarship includes:

tuition fee waiver
travel to and from your home country
an arrival allowance
the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application
a grant for thesis or dissertation
an excess baggage allowance
a monthly personal living allowance.

Value of Scholarship(s)

A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances


Any international student applying for a full-time taught Master's degree at BU who is a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of the period of study
You must hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class Honours degree in the UK
Have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement - minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent
Have completed at least two years' work experience before applying.

Application Procedure

The deadlines are country specific but applications usually open in August each year and close in November for September entry in the following year:

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