Mental Health and Education

UCAS codes

  • NA -

Course contact

Education Admissions
cpl@uws.ac.uk
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)

Qualifications and durations

Msc

Campus

  • Off Campus

Start date(s)

  • September
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Delivered online, this programme is the only professional learning award of its kind in the UK. It focuses on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training/mentoring environments. The programme will also explore how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning, mentors and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals, managers and social workers.

The MSc Mental Health and Education programme is an innovative new subject discipline providing an interdisciplinary programme based on expertise from across the School of Education and the School of Health. A prime focus of the programme is on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training environments and how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals attached to schools, managers and social workers. It aims to equip you to work in an environment where integration of service delivery and multi-professional practice is the expected norm.

Additionally, it offers a unique study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both the areas of mental health and education, for example, practitioners working with children in challenging environments such as youth workers, police officers, correctional officers, child protection officers and staff from the voluntary and third sectors.

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters programmes offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. 

Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study. 

English Language Requirements 
Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
The programme will equip you to work in an environment where integration of service delivery and multi-professional practice is the expected norm. Additionally, it offers a flexible study opportunity for associated practitioners with an applied interest in both the areas of mental health and education. For example, practitioners working with children in challenging environments in roles such as youth workers, police officers, correctional officers, child protection officers and staff from the voluntary and third sectors.

Your learning
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The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Mental Health in Education; Interpersonal Relationships and Communication; and Leading and Motivating Learning. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Stress Management in Education; Motivational Enhancement Skills; and Research Methods (Contextualised). The MSc phase comprises a Masters dissertation.

Certificate
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The Certificate phase comprises of the following three core modules: Mental Health and Education; Interpersonal Relationships Communication ; and Leading and Motivating Learning.

Diploma
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The Diploma phase comprises of the following three core modules: Stress Management in Education; Motivational Enhancement Skills; and Research Methods (Contextualised).

Masters
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The Masters phase comprises a dissertation, in consultation with the programme leader.
Graduates will possess a variety of much sought after skills to build and progress their careers in this demanding yet rewarding sector.

Useful Information

  • For more information on this programme, please contact,
    Yonah Matemba, email cpl@uws.ac.uk

    NB: As part of a formal UWS collaborative agreement, this programme might also be available in blended delivery format; please contact the Programme Leader for further information.