Open University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Mental Health Science (F78) (Taught)

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Course summary

This MSc looks at the biological and psychological underpinnings of mental health science. Examine anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia from a biopsychosocial perspective. You’ll gain advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary topics in mental health science, acquiring the skills to critically evaluate literature, discuss issues and communicate your understanding. In addition, you’ll plan and carry out an academically rigorous research project, plus develop skills and knowledge relevant to further research, employment and professional practice. Key features of the course

  • Develops knowledge and understanding of key topics in mental health science (stress, anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia).
  • Explores current issues and research at the forefront of mental health science.
  • Develops skills that are essential for a critical understanding of mental health science and relevant to professional practice.
  • Culminates with an in-depth individual research project in an area of mental health science.


Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject (including psychological sciences, health science, mental health nursing or medicine).


Fees and funding

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Mental Health Science (F78) at Open University - UCAS