Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Online MSc
Queen Mary University of London
Key Course Facts
This popular programme teaches you how to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and help your patients recover. It provides a unique combination of clinical skills and analysis of psychological therapies, teaching you how to think critically about the application of specific therapies.
Learn which psychological therapies are effective and for whom
Take a supervised placement in a clinical setting
Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and writing
Learn from leading experts in the field
Across the UK there’s a need for professionals of all kinds to gain expertise in psychological therapies. This course is an ideal next step for those who are already working in mental health, who want to go on to train as therapists, who want to complete research and those who work in related areas, such as social work, human resources or the voluntary sector.
On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to critically examine different approaches to understanding mental disorder. We’ll build your confidence in using psychological therapies but also develop your ability to understand the evidence base for these therapies – and assess which therapies might work for different types of disorder.
You’ll gain the knowledge to assess mental health problems, understand their origins and how to help recovery. You’ll learn about psychological therapies including individual cognitive behavioural therapies, cognitive analytic therapies, psychodynamic therapies, as well as group and family therapies.
Online learning students also undertake placements in a location convenient to them: your tutor will support you to identify a suitable placement.
If you study for the MSc, you’ll also develop your research skills and complete a research project. By the time you complete the programme, you’ll be a skilled communicator, adept at expressing your ideas in spoken or written form.
This is an academic course and does not lead to clinical accreditation. However, students with some existing clinical experience who conduct extended placements of 100 hours or more may be eligible for registration with the (BACP).
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Psychology, Medicine or a related discipline
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Queen Mary University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Psychological Therapy PgDip||University of Sussex||-||-||-||-||-||-||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PgDip||Queen Mary University of London||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Goldsmiths, University of London||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Anxiety and Depression) PgDip||University of Southampton||-||-||-||£10029||-||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Education Mental Health Practitioner) PgDip||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||-||Southampton||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Buckinghamshire New University||-||-||-||£8950||£13000||-||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Newcastle University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy High Intensity PgDip||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip||Coventry University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Coventry||On campus Full-time|
|Organisational and Business Psychology PgDip||University of Kent||-||-||-||-||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Part-time|
|Management Psychology MSc/PGDip PgDip||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Occupational and Business Psychology MSc||Kingston University||-||-||-||£5737||£8195||-||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Part-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||Loughborough University of Technology||-||-||-||£11900||£26500||-||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£13500||£24500||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Work Psychology and Business MSc||Aston University||-||-||-||£11500||£21250||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||Aston University||-||-||-||£11500||£21250||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Business Psychology MSc||University of Leeds||-||-||-||-||-||-||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|MSc Psychology for Leadership MSc||Plymouth Marjon University||-||-||-||£6500||-||-||Plymouth||On campus Part-time|
|Environmental Health and Risk Management MSc (Res)||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing with Leadership Single Registration Mental Health Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Leicester||-||-||-||£9250||-||-||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing with Leadership Dual Registration Mental Health and Children's Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Leicester||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing with Leadership Dual Registration Mental Health and Adult Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Leicester||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Mental Health: Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry PgDip||Queen Mary University of London||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||London||On campus Full-time|
|Mental Health: Psychological Therapies PgDip||Queen Mary University of London||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||London||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Severe Mental Health) PgDip||University of Southampton||91%||2%||5%||£7150||-||154||Southampton||On campus Part-time|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Education Mental Health Practitioner) PgDip||University of Southampton||91%||2%||5%||-||154||Southampton||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical and Health Psychology MSc (Res)||The University of Edinburgh||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Health Psychology MSc||University of the West of England||91%||2%||5%||-||-||154||Bristol||On campus Part-time|