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.
You will be supported to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding about mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. You will graduate equipped with the skills to take on roles in mental health research and clinical settings, and to have a positive impact on improving individual and population mental health and wellbeing.
The course is flexible and can be delivered on a full- or part-time basis, attracting people who might also be working alongside their study.
This course can also be taken as a Master of Science (MSc).
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You will learn from academics and researchers with extensive experience in mental health research and clinical practice.
You will be supported in your employment goals right from the first semester with dedicated careers guidance and research skills workshops.
Your degree will develop your knowledge and experience in the field of mental health research. Focusing on both research and practice, you'll study a range of modules designed to introduce you to the common concepts and approaches in mental health research.
You will gain the core research skills required to succeed in a mental health setting, whether you choose to develop your career through further academic study, research or clinical practice.
You will study two option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:
The options available to you will be confirmed after you begin your course. For further information please get in touch.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£7,950||£17,940|
|Part-time (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
Students on a Student Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study.
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We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, designed to provide practical experience and skills training for carrying out mental health research.
You will have access to classrooms and labs in the Department of Health Sciences, and to our virtual learning environment for online resources to facilitate your learning.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You will be assessed throughout your degree in a variety of ways, including exams and a range of written assignments.
Support will be available during your degree with the Writing Centre and Maths Skills Centre, who can help you develop your academic and study skills. You will be supported by an academic tutor who will work with you to provide feedback on your work and identify your strengths and areas for improvement.
Your degree will prepare you for the next stage of your career. You will develop an in-depth understanding and proven ability to design and engage with research in the field of mental health.
You will benefit from the integration of research and theory with practice, to graduate as a critically reflective practitioner. You will become:
|Undergraduate degree||2.2 or equivalent, or a medical degree. Applications are also welcome from intercalating medical students, and from candidates with sufficient, relevant work experience in mental health.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)||6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components|
|Cambridge CEFR||C1 Advanced: 185, with a minimum of 185 in Writing and no less than 176 in all other components|
|Oxford ELLT||7, minimum of 7 in writing and no less than 6 in all other components|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 120 in Production and 120 in all other components|
|LanguageCert SELT||C1 with 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert Academic||70 with a minimum of 70 in Writing and no less than 65 in all other components|
|KITE||459-494, with 459-494 in writing and 459-494 in all other components|
|Skills for English||B2: Merit overall, with Merit in writing and Merit in all other components|
|PTE Academic||67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components|
|TOEFL||96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components|
|Trinity ISE III||Distinction in all components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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