If you are a mental health practitioner, then this course offers an inspiring, creative and enterprising approach to your continuing education. You will develop your practical mental health skills and sharpen your critical thinking. You'll gain fresh knowledge and evidence-based expertise that meets the demands of contemporary mental health provision.
With a diverse number of modules to choose from, you can tailor the course to meet your learning and development needs whatever your practice area. Delivered part-time, it will fit around your work and personal commitments. You can study a full masters degree, take individual modules that reflect your interests, or choose to take a number of modules toward a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, all of which will enhance your professional career.
- Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
If you are a mental health worker, our course - which is designed in collaboration with our partners in health and social care - offers you the opportunity to study for an academic award, develop your mental health practice and enhance your employability.
- Mental Health Practitioner - Counsellor - Social Worker
Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.
Our course is designed to develop your practical mental health skills and equip you with critical thinking skills. We have a large range of option modules to choose from, and our inter-professional, adult learning approach is based on experiential and reflective learning, which will benefit both you and your place of work.
We have a strong track record in education and training with regional, national and international links. We maintain contact with practice areas through honorary contracts as practitioners, service development and implementation consultancy and evaluation.
Contemporary Context of Mental Health & Recovery Explore the contemporary context of mental health and gain a critical understanding of mental health and mental health practice, with a focus on the narrative and the ethos of recovery.
Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence Explore different types of information about health and social care and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.
Working with Complex Cases in Mental Health Practice Develop your critical understanding of the theory, research, legal, political and social drivers that are influencing contemporary mental health practice in relation to people considered to be complex cases.
Understanding Social Research & Evaluation Gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.
Research in Practice (Dissertation) Produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating your developmental learning in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.
Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Psychosis You'll be introduced to working with psychosis from a psychological and social perspective. You will develop your critical thinking and skills for working in this area, with particular reference to the skills of cognitive behaviour therapy.
Working with Depression & Anxiety You will be introduced to current research, theory and guidance for practice, and will be encouraged to develop your existing skills for application in practice.
Applied Counselling Skills in the Workplace Develop a critical understanding of counselling theories and how counselling as an intervention can be utilised in your practice area.
Foundations of PSI for Psychosis Engage with contemporary research, theory and policy in the field, and have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic skills by applying them in practice with individuals and their families and carers.
Theory and Practice of Coaching Develop a critical understanding of coaching theory and how coaching tools and techniques can be utilised in your practice area.
Working with Families & Carers in Practice Gain a critical foundation in some core theories and concepts to enable you to work with families and carers in your practice area.
Practical Foundations of CBT Gain a critical understanding of the foundations of cognitive and cognitive behavioural approaches, as well as a reflexive understanding of a range of the theories and skills in practice.
- Library Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.
- Clinical Skills Suite The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.