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Course summary

Course summary

  • Study at your own pace and around your career via distance learning.
  • Apply your knowledge and improve your practice.
  • Connect and collaborate with co-learners and expert tutors.
  • Develop academically and professionally on a specialist course.
  • Enhance your digital and writing skills through an innovative online programme.
On this course, you’ll develop as a healthcare professional specialising in perinatal mental health. You’ll use applied, case-based scenarios to enhance your thinking, and develop your practice knowledge. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter a rewarding field — providing effective, specialist care for families and individuals. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Online distance learning at Sheffield Hallam provides you with a rich, connected learning experience. You’ll receive support during induction, so you’re ready to access our learning environment and meet your fellow students from day one. Interactive, self-directed and peer supported learning is broken down into manageable chunks to help you to maximise access. This also creates a flexible learning experience. You learn through
  • access to online learning material and other support resources
  • collaboration with other learners on your course
  • feedback
  • assessed work
Applied learning Live projects This course will allow you to connect with other distance learners to undertake real case studies. Networking opportunities Throughout the programme, you’ll liaise online with tutors and other learners who share the same passions as you. There are regular opportunities to meet online using a range of accessible technologies.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Module Mental Health Recovery And Maternal Care 30 Perinatal Mental Health And The Family 30 Year 2 Compulsory modules Module Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Elective modules Module Advanced Communication In Supportive Care 30 Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Early Intervention In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health 30 Enhancing Practice In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health 30 Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) 15 Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management 15 Interprofessional Education For Quality Enhancement (Distance Learning) 15 Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) 15 Learning And Teaching For Practice 15 Loss, Grief And Bereavement 15 Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) 15 Final year Compulsory modules Module Dissertation 60 60

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. A first degree in a relevant subject for example BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application. Level of English language capability Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5. Relevant work or work-related experience Experience of working in a related setting is required. Please note there may be additional pre-requisites for some modules please see individual module descriptors. Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study in an online distance learning environment, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills. The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others; practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study. Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways: Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Perinatal Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS