London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology

MSc Mental Health and Clinical Psychology is designed for those with interests or experience in the field of mental health and clinical psychology, and has a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. You'll develop expertise in the psychology of mental health and the related area of clinical psychology. The course focuses on psychosocial approaches to the study and 'treatment' of mental distress, in both clinical and community settings. You'll explore the social and cultural context from which mental distress occurs, and the responses of those who have experienced distress first hand and develop an understanding of psychological approaches to prevention, treatment and community means of social support and guidance. Experts by experience (sometimes referred to as service users) are heavily involved in the delivery of the course and design of the overall course structure. Jacqui Dillon (chair of the Hearing Voices Network) is a consultant on the design and implementation of this unique programme. All students complete a clinically relevant placement. LSBU has excellent links with various mental health organisations. Previous students have had placements as honorary assistant psychologists at NHS organisations including South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Previous placements outside the NHS have included a support worker at Cyrenians (a voluntary organisation supporting individuals with mental health difficulties, living in the community), and a recovery worker at Camden MIND. We can assist you in finding a suitable placement.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology or related field.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to clinical and community psychology; research methods in psychology; psychosocial interventions and treatments; experts by experience; introduction to clinical skills; placement module; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mix of coursework, examinations, presentations and a placement log.

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 13 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 26 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

Key information

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