Enhance your knowledge and understanding of mental health care. Gain an international perspective on an issue that affects one in four people during their lifetime.
Mental health problems affect people from all walks of life, with an impact felt by individuals, their families and the wider community.
Whether you are interested in mental health care from a personal, professional or educational perspective, our MSc Mental Health gives you the opportunity to explore mental health issues in an engaging and innovative way.
Our Masters course is taught by blended learning (Chelmsford and online), or there is a distance learning option. ARU’s postgraduate courses fit into your life; you can study this course full-time or part-time in an environment which addresses all learning styles.
As an MSc Mental Health student at ARU you’ll begin each course module with a workshop, where you’ll build relationships with fellow students and staff. The rest of your studying will be distance learning.
Through this course you’ll begin to understand specialised aspects of the ‘craft of caring’ for people with a serious mental illness. You’ll have the opportunity to explore professional care specialisms such as child and adolescent mental health care needs, dementia care, and depression.
You’ll engage with innovation, research and leadership in mental health care but please note this course doesn’t lead to professional qualification as a mental health nurse. If you are interested in becoming a mental health nurse see our BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing.
The innovative delivery of our Masters course includes workplace and school-based initiatives to help you develop tools for managing your own mental health.We welcome applicants who have a degree-level qualification and a passion for mental health, including those from outside the area of health care.
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Completing our MSc Mental Health will strengthen your employment opportunities in health and social care.
You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in a range of sectors, including for example schools, charities and industry, as well as public and private health and social care services.
Your strong understanding of mental health issues will prepare you for middle or senior-ranking posts in the UK and internationally. You’ll also find that employers value your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Roles may include mental health lead, advisor, ambassador and research assistant.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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