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Mental Health Research and Practice - MSc


University of Nottingham School of Medicine

About the course

This is the first mental health masters course in the UK to cover a broad range of health topics within the mental health field combined with a focus on developing relevant research skills.

The course has been designed to suit students pursuing two main career paths within mental health – either a clinical or clinical-academic route or a research-focused academic route.

The course can also further the professional development of those who are working in a mental health setting in the UK or overseas.

On this course you will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of all the main areas of mental health
  • develop knowledge of the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions, that can be transferred to other settings, including mental health systems in other countries
  • learn how to design,

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.1 (or international equivalent) in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or medicine; English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).



Where is University of Nottingham


Student Profile(s)

Ghiselle G.

3419.jpg "I thoroughly enjoyed my Mental Health Research MSc, not only does the course provide a well-rounded overview of a wide variety of topics, but the content was also both thought provoking and challenging. The quality of teaching was also very high, lectures were given by specialists in the field who could relay their hands-on experience, and provide an insightful overview. In addition lectures were often interactive, providing students the opportunity to discuss research and form opinions, giving a starting point for various pieces of coursework. Furthermore the course provides an excellent statistics course, a vital skill for research and clinical practice. This not only increased my confidence in statistics, but was also extremely useful during the statistical analysis stage of my MSc thesis. I am looking to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology and I think the skills I developed throughout this MSc will be invaluable, and definitely build upon and improve those achieved on an undergraduate course. Lastly, having completed both my degrees at Nottingham I couldn't recommend it more highly, both as a city and as a University campus, there is always something going on to get involved in, and the facilities are excellent!"


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