University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award)

This programme focuses upon the role of the mental health officer in relation to relevant Scottish legislation. In addition to the taught elements, students undertake 2 periods of assessed mental health officer practice.

Entry requirements

Entrants should hold a 1st degree, a recognised qualification in social work and have at least 2 years' relevant experience in social work practice; applicants who are qualified social workers but who do not hold a degree level qualification may ask for special consideration when applying; entrants to the Postgraduate certificate need to be employed, supported, and seconded by 1 of the 12 employing local authorities within the East of Scotland MHO Partnership catchment area; applicants nominated to the programme by their employing local authority will meet the requirements of the SSSC Standards Framework for the MHO Award.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Admissions Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3915