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MSc Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

The MSc in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law provides the required training for social workers to undertake the role of Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

This is a statutory role and applications must have the support of a Health and Social Care Trust. The PG Diploma provides the qualification for practising as an Approved Social Worker and then the Dissertation Module must be successfully completed for the MSc.

Career Prospects

Introduction

Continuing professional registration in social work is predicated on continuing professional development, which this programme and its pathways offer. The DoH has directed that social workers demonstrate their competence covered in the curricula of this programme and its pathways.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,900per year

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

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 35 9

    9th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    8th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    124 71%

    37th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    54th

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