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Professional Practice (Mental Health) (MSc)

Course Description

Whether you are at a senior level within your professional career, recently graduated or have an interest in mental health issues, this one year flexible taught masters degree in mental health offers a unique opportunity to extend your knowledge.

This degree is designed to promote knowledge and understanding of contemporary and international perspectives including; socio-cultural-political and economic influences on mental health. You will also be introduced to the range of conceptual and contemporary schools of thoughts that currently inform the study of mental health.

The course will enable you to:
- Become proficient, creative and innovative in analysing and evaluating perspectives in mental health practice.
- Function at an advanced level within the contemporary political, social and economic environment.
- To develop strategies for role and service development and quality enhancement.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/614-msc-professional-practice-mental-health

What you will study

Core module:
- Research module – 40 credits

Specified modules:
- Mental Health Care and Modern Society – 20 credits
- Perspectives in Mental Health – 20 credits
- Dissertation – 60 credits

Optional Modules:
You can build the right combination of knowledge by selecting modules (up to 40 credits) within the MSc Professional Practice portfolio. Students can also access optional modules from the Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice. Optional modules will depend on student demand and programme resources.

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching methods include student-led debates, seminars, workshops and presentations. You will be encouraged to be a critical thinker, enabling you to question some ideologies and develop your own ideas informed by evidence and research. The course will be delivered in a relaxed, supportive and educationally stimulating environment.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Students successfully completing the MSc Mental Health will have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills required to function at an advanced level within mental health services in health, social, independent and voluntary sectors.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written assignments and reports, and a book review of a title appropriate to the module content. Students are encouraged to carry out assignments that are relevant to their areas of practice/interests.

Visit the Professional Practice (Mental Health) (MSc) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must normally have an Honours degree and be a professionally qualified health or social care professional. For international students, IELTs 7.0 or equivalent.

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