MSc Mental Health

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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.

Dr Julie Thetheridge Find out more about studying our Mental Health MSc

Study Mental Health MSc

Dr Julie Teatheredge explains how this MSc can help spread knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and how they affect the modern world.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

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 distance learning or on our Chelmsford campus. 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.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


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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