7WHS0029 Research in Mental Health Recovery Practice (Online)

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Who should attend this course?

This course is designed for service users, practitioners, professionals, mental health workers, carers, policy makers and service providers, who would like to develop further their understanding of the mental health recovery and social inclusion evidence base and the research that underpins the innovative participatory research developments that we are seeing in research practice. Anyone that would like to be able to consider leading research in the field of co-production and co-design.

Course content

We will discuss what we mean by mental health recovery and social inclusion research. We will develop our understanding of where the recovery and social inclusion research sits within other research approaches, methodologies and methods.

Why choose this course?

Research in mental health recovery practise course will bring you right up to date with the mental health recovery and social inclusion research issues, methodologies and methods, that will be helpful for your project and for research in these areas you might be involved with in the future. It will inform your approach and develop your criticality in relation to the design of research projects and how this is fundamental to best practice research in health and social care services of the future.

Entry requirements...

Typically, a good first degree or equivalent, basic knowledge of research, having involvement in mental health services.

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).

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
20/01/202131/05/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


Start DateEnd DateLink
20/01/202231/05/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

Course fees

2020/21 price for 15 credits: £755

2020/21 price for 30 credits: £1510