London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Psychology of Mental Health

The course is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial aspects of mental health to support the national initiative to enhance mental health and well-being and to acquire an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and practice based skills in this area. The course aims to integrate clinical studies into the curriculum and target those wishing to pursue clinical psychology and/or healthcare related careers. This course will focus on the theoretical explanations of psychopathology from a biological, behavioural, social and cognitive perspective and to provide the diagnostic and treatment modality of mental, emotional and behavioural problems. Part of this training will include the successful completion of two certificates in motivational interviewing and positive psychology. These modules will make a valuable contribution to the training needs of students and develop both their practical and professional skills. It also develops competencies in conducting research and analysis in relation to the psychosocial aspects of mental health.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally have a good degree (minimum 2.2). Those with degrees in social work, healthcare, nursing, counselling or an equivalent relevant professional qualification can apply and will be assessed individually. Proficiency in the English language is essential. If English is not your 1st language, you will require an IELTS 6.5 minimum with a minimum score of 6 in all components.

Course modules

Modules include: Psychopathology; specialised clinical issues in healthcare; resilience and mindfulness; research methods; law, protection and mental health; treatment intervention; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Psychopathology: 2 1,500-word assignments. Specialised clinical issues in healthcare: 1 3-hour examination. Research methods; 1 qualitative and 1 quantitative assignment. Resilience and mindfulness: 2 1,500-word assignments. Law, protection and ethics: 1 exam and 1 3,000-word assignment. Treatment interventions: Oral exams, 2 transcripts along with 2 case studies. 2 1,500-word case presentations with transcripts. Research dissertation: Approximately 8,000 words along with a poster presentation at an in-house conferences and press release. Assessment would include your submission of 1 3,000-word clinical case report (1,500 words) for each certificate (theoretically-supported) and additionally, your submission of the transcripts. These case reports would be based on a 1-on-1 interview with a colleague on your course in front of the group for assessment and training related group supervision.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Part-time day £ 850 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7133 4202