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Mental Health Practice MA / PGDip / PGCert

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Bradford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


Under the Health and Social Care Act (2012), the responsibility for approving Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) programmes in England now rests with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The two interdependent elements in this qualification are:

  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) training
  • Either a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Mental Health Practice

Employers are responsible for sponsoring students for this programme. They also provide practice placements to enable students to develop and their practice. This is assessed by means of a portfolio.

Learning and assessment

Teaching is focused on meeting clear learning outcomes for each module whilst maintaining an overall holistic approach to mental health and mental health practice. Small student numbers facilitate the creation of a safe and stimulating environment in which the students can learn, recognising and building on the rich contribution that students bring from their own professional experience.

An induction programme will provide an introduction to adult learning with an emphasis on developing critical analysis and reflection accompanied by guidance on what is expected of postgraduate level study by the University.

Learning will be directed and supported using a range of methods and approaches, combining a mix of direct teaching / lecture input with small group discussion, case studies and examples from practice. The use of appropriate audio-visual resources will be used to enhance learning in addition to the contribution of service users and carers / experts-by-experience.

Guest speakers and associate lecturers will also provide relevant input based on their own expertise and specialist knowledge. Collaborative learning and discussion with peers will reflect the emphasis in advanced professional practice where peer consultation and supervision are recognised as good practice.

Career prospects

On completion of the first five modules, students will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice and for approval as an AMHP by their employer.

The AMHP Programme is approved by the HCPC, in line with their criteria for the approval of AMHP programmes.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University of Bradford

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  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 72 11

    47th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    138 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    124 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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