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Mental Health and Education (MSc)

Course Description

The School of Education provides an online portfolio of Career-long Professional Learning (CPL) programmes for the education workforce, to meet both current and emerging needs associated with the profession and to reflect the increasing importance attached nationally to professional learning, update and practice.

Delivered online, this programme is the only professional learning award of its kind in the UK. It focuses on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training/mentoring environments. The programme will also explore how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning, mentors and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals, managers and social workers.

About the programme

The programme will equip you to work in an environment where integration of service delivery and multi-professional practice is the expected norm. Additionally, it offers a flexible study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both the areas of mental health and education. For example, practitioners working with children in challenging environments in roles such as youth workers, police officers, correctional officers, child protection officers and staff from the voluntary and third sectors.

Your learning

The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Mental Health in Education; Interpersonal Relationships and Communication; and Leading and Motivating Learning. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Stress Management in Education; Motivational Enhancement Skills; and Research Methods (Contextualised). The MSc phase comprises a Masters dissertation.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates will possess a variety of much sought after skills to build and progress their careers in this demanding yet rewarding sector.

First-class facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of technology to facilitate your learning. Our libraries are stocked with a vast range of specialist resources to help you in your studies, and you’ll also have access to our extensive electronic library collection (including e-books and academic journals) and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Visit the Mental Health and Education (MSc) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Joseph Munro

The lecturers and programme leader have been very supportive and responsive to my needs. The programme content has been relevant and genuinely enhanced my professional skills and employability.
Online learning can be daunting but the online communication has been fantastic and helped me achieve my goals.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters programmes offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study. English Language Requirements: Overseas students must meet UWS English Language Requirements.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000

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