MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion

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This is an innovative e-learning programme developed through partnerships between experts by experienced practitioners, academics and service providers in the areas of mental health, social inclusion, leadership and recovery. The course was developed as part of an EU partnership to provide an international perspective on recovery and social inclusion issues. 

This two year part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. This is a 5 module programme covering mental health recovery and social inclusion:

  • Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Recovery Research (30 credits)
  • Leadership and Collaboration in innovative practice (30 credits)
  • Legislation and Policy (30 credits)
  • Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion Project (60 credits)

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This is an innovative e-learning programme developed through partnerships between experts by experienced practitioners, academics and service providers in the areas of mental health, social inclusion, leadership and recovery. The course was developed as part of an EU partnership to provide an international perspective on recovery and social inclusion issues. 

This two year part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. This is a 5 module programme covering mental health recovery and social inclusion:

  • Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Recovery Research (30 credits)
  • Leadership and Collaboration in innovative practice (30 credits)
  • Legislation and Policy (30 credits)
  • Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion Project (60 credits)

Free sample materials!

See how online study works and what kind of learning environment and materials you will access as an online student.         Access free sample materials

Why choose this course?

Recovery is an innovative and empowering approach to working with and alongside people experiencing mental distress and illness. It is an approach that has gained great credence with service users, agencies and staff in recent years.

This fully online part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to mental health recovery and social inclusion. You will develop the skills to work directly with, develop policies and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in the recovery and social inclusion.

This course is ideal for professionals from all mental health disciplines, service users, carers, service managers, policy makers and those who aspire to be leaders in their areas of expertise in their country.

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Graduation Day!

Get inspired and share some of the experiences our students and staff had during this course in our graduation video below!  

Careers

If you're already working in mental health services:

  • Progress up the career ladder: a Master's degree is becoming more of a requirement for career progression in health and social care services.
  • A different approach: Develop innovative practice in your workplace towards a more recovery and inclusive focus.
  • Innovate: Develop innovative projects relating to mental health recovery and social inclusion and skills to evaluate them.
  • Academia: Go into research or teaching.

For those who are service users or carers, a successful completion of the course could open the possibility of considering a career in mental health, or in mental health research.

Additionally, through learning about recovery and social inclusion you will hopefully be able to adapt approaches and understanding of your own recovery journey and the journey of loved ones. The underpinning philosophy of this course is to bring innovation and change to practice and we hope that the course will help you be able to work collaboratively with services towards this goal.

Teaching methods

Studying 100% online means you can study when and wherever you want anywhere around the globe. There are no attendance requirements, although you will be offered at least two individual online tutorials and two group tutorials, as well as regular contact with tutors. To find out more about distance learning, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online

Course length

  • Part-time, 2 years

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Innovation in Mental Health Recovery Theory and Practice - 30 Credits
  • Legislation and Policy: Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion - 30 Credits
  • Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion Project Report - 60 Credits
  • Research in Mental Health Recovery Practice - 30 Credits
  • Leadership and Collaborative Practice for Innovation - 30 Credits

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Fees & funding

The government has yet to announce the upper limit of Tuition Fees for applicants wishing to study an undergraduate course in 2018/19. As soon as this information becomes available, our website will be updated and we will contact everyone who has applied to the University to advise them of their Tuition Fee.

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £640 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year

International Students

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £640 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £680 per 15 credits for the 2018 academic year

International Students

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £680 per 15 credits for the 2018 academic year

Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships for UK/EU and international students

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Entry requirements...

Typically, a good first degree or equivalent, as well as having involvement in mental health services delivery.

We also welcome applications from service users, carers, or those involved in mental health services delivery that do not have a first degree. If you have missed the opportunity to become a graduate but can nonetheless demonstrate your potential to work at Master’s Level, we will consider your application. 

I don’t have a degree, how do I demonstrate my potential to work at Master’s level?

If you do not have the required academic qualifications, you will be set a written task to demonstrate your motivation, knowledge and potential to work at Masters Level. This task will demonstrate your ability to critically digest and discuss a relevant article, as well as reflect upon and articulate perceived personal challenges involved in working at Masters level. You will also need to submit a personal statement outlining your current involvement in mental health services or personal experience, as well as your motivation for studying the course. 

The programme is subject to the University's Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

English language requirements

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C.
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any band).

Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

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How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
24/09/201824/05/2019Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
24/09/201924/05/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))