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MSc Mental Health

Anglia Ruskin University via FutureLearn


Enhance your employment opportunities in health and social care

Awareness and understanding of mental health issues have improved greatly in recent years, but there is still progress to be made.

Whatever your background, this online mental health degree will support you personally and professionally to better understand mental health and its impact on individuals, communities and the healthcare system.

Through innovative healthcare research, you’ll learn to think critically about mental health issues.

You’ll develop practical skills for work in health and social care and increase your employability for middle or senior-level roles in the UK and abroad.


On successful completion of the course you will be expected to be able to:

  • Synthesise knowledge and understanding related to mental health care needs, including cultural and social.

  • Critically evaluate mental health care for service users with complex needs focusing on individualised care and recovery.

  • Compare and contrast methods of intervention which promote recovery from the service-users perspective and their carers/families.

  • Critically evaluate contemporary mental health care with a focus on an international perspective.

  • Present a comprehensive analysis of inter-professional working in mental health care, with a focus on collaborative practice and change management.

  • Critically evaluate the application of knowledge, reasoning skills, reflection, and research to mental health care within an ethical and legal framework.

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative ontological, epistemological and methodological perspectives.

  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant concepts, models and principals that’s inform and illuminate the area of inquiry.

  • Demonstrate originality of problem solving strategies in mental health care, taking into consideration international/national drivers, contemporary issues and collaboration.

  • Critically debate how socio-cultural and environmental factors can affect the quality of care for service users and how, through working collaboratively, individual care needs can be met.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive awareness of legal, ethical, moral issues in relation to mental health care, including social inclusion.

  • Analyse a range of innovative initiatives which promote recovery from complex mental health issues related to specialist services.

  • Critically evaluate research findings and the importance of these in informing and developing mental health care.

  • Negotiate a summative, integrative topic or investigation appropriate to mental health care which demonstrates a creative flexible approach.

  • Demonstrate competence in the management of a research or work-based project in a way that is consistent with mental health care.


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