UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Clinical Mental Health Sciences

The course integrates biological, psychological and social perspectives on mental health and caters both for psychology graduates and for clinicians wishing to undertake a broad-based, rigorous and flexible higher degree.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology or a related scientific or social science discipline, or a professional health qualification (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, social work) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates who do not have at least 6 months� full-time work experience (or the equivalent) in a mental health service setting or in clinical mental health research are required to take the clinical mental health double module.

Course modules

Core principles of mental health research; clinical mental health; current research in depression and anxiety; current research in dementia; current research in learning disability; current research in psychosis; mental health services (policy, design and evaluation); culture in the clinic; advanced treatment and management of dementia; ethnicity, migration and health; social determinants of health; higher functions of the brain; neurodevelopmental disorders in child mental health; interventions in child and adolescent mental health (psychological); quality improvements in health; neuroimaging (introductory science and methods); neuroimaging (imaging modalities); treatment in child and adolescent mental health (pharmacological).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops, with considerable use of supporting online learning. Assessment methods include one unseen examination, coursework including designing questionnaires and protocols and analysing data, giving talks and presenting posters, and a final report in the format of a journal paper or brief for clinicians or service planners.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Variable - 2 years

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Key information

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