The University of York is a place where everyone with an interest in mental health can come to learn. Whether this interest is professional or personal, we’re here to ignite curiosity, promote awareness and debate preconceptions about mental health.

The Institute of Mental Health Research drives new courses and refines the content of existing ones with new evidence and insights generated by research.

We shine a light on learning opportunities for our current and prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of York. We develop their knowledge and critical thinking around psychiatric diagnosis. We build their skills in providing evidence-informed mental health care and in designing interventions. We improve their understanding of how policies and the wider social, digital and physical environment can threaten or protect mental health.

We serve as a gateway to continuous professional development and lifelong education. We promote learning resources and knowledge dissemination events to inform and upskill both specialist and lay audiences in mental health, emotional wellbeing and human behaviour. These activities are all based on research evidence, lived experiences and contemporary discourse.

MSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Convert your undergraduate degree into a career in care with an accelerated pre-registration route into mental health nursing.

Nursing is a complex profession; you'll need scientific knowledge, deep ethical understanding and a strong moral compass.

This Masters course draws on our world-leading research to create a unique mental curriculum.

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MSc Mental Health Research

Develop your skills and knowledge in mental health research, supported by clinical and academic experts in the field.

Throughout your degree, you will learn from staff who are active researchers in mental health and who bring expertise from clinical backgrounds in psychology, psychiatry and mental health nursing to their teaching.

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MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Put mental health and wellbeing at the heart of education.

Learn how to transform policy and practice in mental health and wellbeing in education.

Taught by researchers actively contributing to the areas you'll study, this course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the psychology and neuroscience of mental health and wellbeing in the context of education. 

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MSc Psychology of Mental Health

Advance your knowledge of mental health and study the value and limitations of current treatments.

This course combines theoretical grounding in the psychological understanding and management of mental health issues with practical training in clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

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