About the Mental Health Practice Postgraduate course
Continue your education as a mental health practitioner by shaping your own learning with this tailored masters course. You will be able to choose from a diverse number of modules to meet the specific
learning and development needs of your area of practice.
You will develop your practical mental health skills through experiential learning at your place of work, and you will sharpen your critical thinking by evaluating complex cases, past studies and theory. Your course has been designed in collaboration with health and social care practitioners, ensuring your learning will be inspired by the very latest developments in mental health and your enhanced skills will be what employers are looking for.
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 career prospects.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
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IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur 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.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
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.
MODULES & LEARNING
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.
Explore different types of information about health and social care and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.
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.
Gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice based problems.
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.
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.
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.
Develop a critical understanding of counselling theories and how counselling as an intervention can be utilised in your practice area.
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.
Develop a critical understanding of coaching theory and how coaching tools and techniques can be utilised in your practice area.
Gain a critical foundation in some core theories and concepts to enable you to work with families and carers in your practice area.
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.
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.
Sarah Patrick Sarah PatrickSenior Lecturer
Enhance your employability by developing your critical thinking skills and knowledge about mental health care in a range of practice areas.Sarah is a registered Mental Health Nurse with an MA in Higher Education Practice with special interest in teaching interpersonal and communication skills and using technology to enhance learning. She also has a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and further training in Group Work and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT). Sarah worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse for eleven years before joining our University in 2002, and maintains practice through an honorary contract as a Visiting Nurse Therapist at the Specialist Psychotherapies Department of Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, working with people with complex mental health needs and has held a continuous caseload of clients.
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Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
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- MA Social Work
- MA Art Psychotherapy
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