MSc Mental Health (Youth/Interdisciplinary)

University of Birmingham
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Application deadline: The deadline for UK students and International new application: September 2023

About this program

MSc Mental Health (Youth/Interdisciplinary)

Our MSc in Mental Health, with a strong focus on Youth Mental Health, is a unique qualification, bringing together a number of disciplines ranging from psychology, sociology and social policy to medicine, philosophy and education. Accreditation is offered and we are welcoming applications for MSc, PGCert and PGDip in Mental Health.

Admission requirements

  • 2:1 minimum in first degree in relevant discipline (examples include Psychology; Sociology; Social Policy; Medicine; Philosophy; Education)
  • We will also take into account practical experience of working with young people or in mental health settings.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any band

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Mental Health 1 - Principles of Mental Health and Disorder
  • Mental Health 2 - Youth Mental Health
  • Research Methods in Mental Health
  • Research Dissertation in Mental Health

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

As part of this MSc course you will join seminar and workshop groups with experts in the field who have designed and are delivering the module content to debate the material, think critically about the content, and build your skills and knowledge each week throughout the 11week module programs. This MSc embraces a range of innovative teaching practices ranging from the way the content is being delivered through to the design of the assessments for modules.


  • Fees £9,810 (UK students)
  • Fees £23,040 (International Students)

Career paths

Graduates from this course will make excellent candidates for research-related employment in both private and public sector organisations as the MSc in Mental Health develops key skills that are highly attractive to employers, including analytical and statistical skills, as well as presentation and report writing skills. This MSc is also excellent preparation for a PhD or other advanced degree positions.

The MSc in Mental Health will help address a number of key priority areas:

  • The rising public awareness of mental health, and the increasing demand on public services to respond to public demand and mental illness.

  • The call to skill up the national and international workforce in relation to children and young people’s mental health.

  • The increasing awareness of employers and their responsibilities in relation to Workplace Wellbeing and promoting Workplace Mental Health.

  • The increased significance that the Mental Health research agenda has received in the UK and internationally, and the need to train the next generation of Mental Health researchers and to retain clinical staff in the NHS workforce.

This MSc is designed to recruit from and feed into four different employment pathways (see diagram below), including a public sector leadership and management pathway, a clinical pathway, an industry pathway, and an academic pathway.

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University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham

B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44 (0)121 414 3344
University of Birmingham

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