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Mental Health (MSc)

Course Description

One in four people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. Affecting people from all walks of life, its impact is felt on individuals but also their families and the wider community. The innovative delivery of our Masters course will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health care.

Whatever your background is, our course will meet your personal, professional and educational needs through engaging with innovation, research and leadership.

Each module starts with a two day face-to-face workshop to explain the module and expectations, it's also a time to build relationships with peers and staff. Part time students will do two days of workshops and one module per trimester. Full time students will do four, one day workshops and two modules per trimester. The workshops will be in Chelmsford but if numbers are sufficient they can be put on at our Cambridge campus.

The rest of the learning is distance learning through the virtual learning environment (VLE). This has been built as a very innovative learning environment which addresses all learning styles. Each module takes a virtual international journey - the first is the Siberian express travelling from Moscow to China. Students can collect different types of learning materials at each station and the complete tasks, activities and exercises to help develop their learning on each subject area. Students also have access to a blog and a discussion board to post answers and questions with an alert on each one so the distance learning module tutor managing the VLE will then be alerted when the students have posted. There's also a goods van with study skills material in it.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/mental-health


There’s no doubt that our course will strengthen your employment opportunities in health and social care. Having been taught to think both critically and analytically, you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career in relevant industries, including public and private health and social care services.

You’ll develop skills that employers value together with a strong understanding of mental health issues, enhancing your employability and preparing you for middle or senior-ranking posts, in the UK and internationally.

Modules & Assessment

Specialist Mental Health Care
Research Proposal
Collaborative Mental Health Care
Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Care
Major Project

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change.


You’ll be assessed in a number of ways, from writing magazine articles and essays to delivering a presentation and a portfolio.

Where you'll study

Your faculty -

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education

Where can I study?

Chelmsford - Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Distance learning - Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

Visit the Mental Health (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Alumni Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

We’re pleased to offer all our former UK/EU students the opportunity to save £1,000 on Masters or Research Degree fees. The Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship of £1,000 is available for all full and part-time Masters or Research Degrees starting in 2016/7*.Your postgraduate application will be automatically assessed for eligibility for the Alumni Scholarship. To apply, download the application form (below). When applying online for your course, upload your form with your other relevant documentation.If you're a former international student of Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll automatically receive this discount of £1,000 as part of your application.*The scholarship isn’t applicable to most distance learning courses or courses delivered in conjunction with collaborative partners. All applicants must have successfully completed their award with Anglia Ruskin University to be eligible for the Alumni Scholarship.The scholarship can only be granted for full Masters/Research courses (interim awards such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are excluded).

Value of Scholarship(s)



All our former UK/EU students.
The scholarship can only be granted for full Masters/Research courses (interim awards such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are excluded).

Application Procedure

If you're a former international student of Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll automatically receive this discount of £1,000 as part of your application.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A First Degree, with Honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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