The development of integrated health and social care services requires practitioners with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. This is a new programme designed for those working in a variety of professional backgrounds in the field. Underpinned by a commitment to recovery and evidence-driven approaches, it aims to help you shape your career and contribute to the future of mental health care.
Why choose this programme?
-Taught by subject experts whose teaching is underpinned by research.
-Join a community of active researchers and scholars.
-Option modules are available:tailor your studies to your area of interest. Opportunity to undertake a supervised research project on a topic of your choice.
-Career opportunities: Masters graduates are employed in a range of positions in the practice setting as well as in education, research, management and leadership roles. Opportunities are available in a range of settings across the NHS, private and voluntary sectors.
-Flexibility: effective provision of online and distance learning maximises programme flexibility and promotes learning across disciplines.
The knowledge and skills you will gain are likely to be valuable in a variety of positions in health and social care settings. You will develop important transferable skills including problem-solving, time management, the ability to deal with complex situations and competence in the production of written reports derived from evidence.
You will be trained in research methods - an advantage for those wishing to enrol on Doctorate degrees. We anticipate that graduates from the programme will explore career opportunities in practice, education or research.
"This programme offers a real opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest by developing specialist, high-level skills and knowledge in mental health care. You can truly help to make a difference."
Kathryn Thompson - Peer Recovery Worker, NHS Tayside
What you study
You have the opportunity for interdisciplinary learning as modules are shared with a partner programme - MSc Mental Health Nursing.
-Recovery and Self-Management
The programme includes three exit points; these are:
-End of Year 1: Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health (PGCert)
-End of Year 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDip)
-End of Year 3: Masters in Mental Health (MSc)
Abertay has strong links with a range of mental health service providers at both local and national level. Members of the teaching team have excellent practice links, with some currently working directly with service users. The programme benefits from input from experts by experience and colleagues from a variety of service providers, including front line staff, managers, policy makers and leaders.