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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The MSc Mental Health Practice is focused on facilitating academic and practice development in those working as therapeutic agents, managers or educators in environments where mental health is an influence on outcome.

It is designed for nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and other professional groups working with mental ill health. The MSc will develop your practice and knowledge in:

  • therapeutic skills
  • leadership
  • education

You will choose one of these three pathways prior to starting the programme, aligning your study with your career aspirations.

These factors should make the course attractive to employers and increase your employment options when you graduate.

Study demands are flexible as all materials and tutorials are online. To facilitate peer support there are optional on campus and online meetings meaning there are only between four and five mandatory participation times for each module.

Teaching & Assessment

This MSc is designed to facilitate a flexible approach to learning to accommodate your busy working life. It is strongly focused on practice development and encourages you to develop your practice in ways that fit with the your career aspirations.

LEARNING AND TEACHING

Learning materials are delivered online and by using web based discussion boards and tutorials that are conveyed through video conferencing the programme has a flexibility that encourages engagement at a time that suits students. The MSc focus is geared towards development of the participants practice performance, meaning the student will be incorporating new knowledge into their clinical practice.

ASSESSMENT

The programme incorporates a variety of assessment formats including case presentation, essay and video presentation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 77 4

    39th out of 79 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 58%

    53rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    55th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    8th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    134 78%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    67th

    23

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