7WHS0027 Legislation and Policy Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

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Who should attend this course?

Anyone who is interested in the impact of legislation and policy on practice and vice versa, this module has a specifically international flavour with mental health recovery and social inclusion at the heart of the examples.

Course content

In this module, you will acquire knowledge of current European and USA recovery policy and legislation that is central to managing good quality services. Key issues in formulating viable policies and legislation in this field within the participating member states and by the EU are investigated. The application of the new meaning of recovery in everyday policy and practice has emerged at a slower pace, and so good practice examples of such policies and legislation are examined in the module. 

Why choose this course?

This module will help you understand the overall picture of government policy, legislation and the impact on practice in national and international contexts.

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.



Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


Start DateEnd DateLink
21/09/202131/01/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

2020/21 price for 15 credits: £755

2020/21 price for 30 credits: £1510

Teaching methods

Distance learning