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A Master of Science degree (MSc) is a post-graduate degree that takes approximately two years to complete. Students with a bachelor degree may apply to enter a master’s program. Generally, a thesis is required in order to receive an MSc. Graduates may enter a doctorate program if desired.

What is an MSc in Mental Health? An MSc in Mental Health is a science degree that gives students the skills they need to work with people who have personal or medical issues related to their mental health. This challenging field of study teaches students about neuroscience, neuropsychology and the biological aspects of how the brain functions. Students will usually gain knowledge to work with mental health patients in a clinical setting. Skills gained will also typically include how to counsel individuals, couples and families who are in crisis.

Students may have several reasons for enrolling in a Master of Science in Mental Health program. Being able to help people in need may be a strong calling for students in this program. Steady employment, the potential to work in private practice and the strong salary potential are other good reasons to pursue it.

The cost of an MSc in Mental Health program varies from one university to the next. Costs involved may include tuition, lab fees and books, as well as room and board. For a detailed explanation of costs, check with the school of your choice.

Most careers in mental health involve counseling, either in private practice or in a hospital setting. Jobs in the field of mental health research are also available, and these are usually in an academic or government setting. Counselors can expect to work with patients who are suffering from addiction, abnormal behaviors and mental illness. Compassionate mental health practitioners can make a huge difference in the lives of needy populations.

Many universities offer an MSc in Mental Health. Evening classes and online learning may be available as well. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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23 Results in Mental Healthcare

University of Glasgow Online

When it comes to investment, mental health trails far behind other fields of healthcare. this opens a world of opportunity for passionate people looking to create sustain ... [+]

When it comes to investment, mental health trails far behind other fields of healthcare. This opens a world of opportunity for passionate people looking to create sustainable strategies to address the treatment gap and lead the charge for mental wellbeing. Ranked 2nd for Medicine (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2018), the University of Glasgow recognises the importance of addressing the global mental health treatment gap and, because of this, their programme matches global mental health goals set by the United Nations.

International focus

As part of the University of Glasgow's efforts to understand the challenges faced by low-income countries, they collaborate with various institutions, including the University of Rwanda, to help fuel the programme’s international outlook. Together, they are committed to preventing disease, improving health and wellbeing, and reducing inequalities locally, nationally and globally.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
January 2020
Part-time
2.5 - 6 years
Online
University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares you to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. As a student in our program, you ... [+]

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares you to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. As a student in our program, you will examine the intersection of social, physical and psychological factors that impact health and well-being. Through inter-disciplinary classes, fieldwork experiences, and a capstone project, you learn psychosocial interventions as well as tools for planning, managing and evaluating community-based programs and services.

Our graduates have learned to become effective team members, who have acquired the tools to improve the accessibility and delivery of health and mental health programs. We look to our graduates to become leaders in designing the evidence-based, integrated health practices that are the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.... [-]

USA San Francisco
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
New England College

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling (MSCMHC) offers a rigorous 24 month, 60-credit, degree program that provides the educational preparation for l ... [+]

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling (MSCMHC) offers a rigorous 24 month, 60-credit, degree program that provides the educational preparation for licensure in the state of New Hampshire. The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling program involves an intensive internship program, in which students are placed according to their talents and career ambitions, and mentored by the host organization, a New England College faculty member, and the Director of the Mental Health program.

New England College is proud of our strong history of partnering with mental health and counseling organizations. NEC serves as an educator of organization staff, an employer of adjunct faculty, and the program and organizations work together to benefit all parties in developing clinical internship placements.... [-]

USA Henniker USA Online
September 2020
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Master program in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations incl ... [+]

Overview

The Master program in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health epidemiology, medical psychology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example observational population studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, public health interventions, registry data or modeling studies.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and th ... [+]

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a Master degree program in cognitive psychology with an interdisciplinary training in psychology, neuroscience, health communication, organizational behavior and management.

The program focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and of communication applied to the context of health. Cognitive psychology is the study of all mental processes which drive simple or more complex behaviors, either normal or pathological. These include, among the many, verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, implicit and explicit memory, perception, attention, consciousness, problem-solving, decision making, gratification, etc. Students who are admitted to the program will receive an advanced theoretical background in neuroscience and modern psychology, will learn advanced research methods in psychology and health communication including a large variety of and statistical techniques and tools that can be used for the analysis of human behaviour in research labs, clinical departments, health frameworks and companies.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Surrey

How does mental wellbeing have an impact on physical health and vice versa? If you’re driven and motivated to find answers to questions such as this, our forward-thinking ... [+]

Why choose this course

How does mental wellbeing have an impact on physical health and vice versa? If you’re driven and motivated to find answers to questions such as this, our forward-thinking British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Health Psychology could be the postgraduate course you’ve been searching for.

We will give you an insider’s perspective on theories, methods and techniques of psychology, and the relationship these have with health and illness. This includes a study of the psychological processes involved in maintaining health, the pathological responses to ill health and stress, and the promotion of wellbeing among the physically ill.

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United Kingdom Guildford
October 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Bradford

This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for mo ... [+]

This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for more senior leadership and management positions within the health and social care.

Our team of experienced academics and practitioners focus on competent management and effective leadership, giving students from both clinical and managerial backgrounds the tools required to deliver service improvement and sustainable change in health and social care settings.

The programme is suitable for those working in both clinical and non-clinical roles:

Those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors who wish to pursue managerial opportunities. Those working within the health and social care or voluntary sector in roles such as commissioning, quality improvement, clinical auditing or risk management who are looking to take the next step in their career. ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Lingnan University

The Master of Social Sciences in Health and Social Services Management programme (MHSM) is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time advanced programme that aims to prep ... [+]

Programme Description

The Master of Social Sciences in Health and Social Services Management programme (MHSM) is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time advanced programme that aims to prepare a new generation of social service practitioners and allied health managers to provide progressive and innovative solutions to complex challenges of the ever-dynamic health service delivery systems. It adopts a multidisciplinary and internationally recognized approach to provide students with skills in providing services in ageing and a rapid technology-developed society. It will equip students with necessary management skills to lead and manage teams, to plan and implement services and to work effectively with service users and stakeholders.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

Are you interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior? As a neuropsychologist, you will study psychological functions such as perception, memory, language ... [+]

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Are you interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior? As a neuropsychologist, you will study psychological functions such as perception, memory, language, attention, emotion and motor skills.

This includes:

how the brain mediates these psychological functions; the consequences of brain damage; how to treat disorders.

Disorders can be caused by a wide range of aetiologies, such as an accident, a stroke, neural degeneration (Alzheimer’s, Wernicke-Korsakov syndrome), or developmental defects (dyslexia, ADHD, autism).

Education driven by research and clinical experience

The lecturers at the Neuropsychology Master’s program all work in clinical practice and/or conduct state-of-the-art cognitive research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice feeds the Master’s program’s educational activities.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Groningen

The MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is a unique program that connects clinical, public health and psychosocial theory with methodological knowledge. We are ... [+]

Are you inspired to conduct high-quality innovative research with a strong focus on mental and physical health? And do you aspire to work alongside world-renowned researchers who are absolute leaders in their field? In other words, do you want to become a leader in science? Join our research master Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology!

Mental and physical health and the reciprocal relationship between these two form the basis of the program. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical or mental condition. The CPE program trains students to solve current health issues by applying innovative research designs and statistical techniques while making use of state-of-the-art facilities in a truly multidisciplinary setting. There is a strong focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and mental health conditions, taking clinical, public health, and psychosocial factors into consideration. Our students work with existing large databases or collect their own data among people with or without a chronic disease, across the whole age range.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MSc in Health Psychology starts students on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and provides training in the applications of psychological theory and resear ... [+]

The MSc in Health Psychology starts students on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and provides training in the applications of psychological theory and research methods.

The MSc in Health Psychology starts students on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and provides training in the applications of psychological theory and research methods.

Highlights The MSc in Software Engineering is a specialist course but retains some flexibility, allowing students to pursue other areas of computer science alongside the compulsory specialist modules. Students undertake a significant project, including a wide-ranging investigation and a substantial software development, leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking. Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Stirling

Our MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care provides expert training in delivering evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to adults in primary care. Deliver ... [+]

Overview

Our MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care provides expert training in delivering evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to adults in primary care. Delivered jointly by the University of Stirling and the University of Dundee, it is designed by NHS professionals and clinical academics to give you the clinical and professional skills you need to work as a clinical associate in applied psychology within the NHS.

Mental Health Services across the UK are facing a growing demand for therapeutic services to treat common mental health disorders. The NHS commitment to delivering evidence-based treatments means that the theoretical focus of this course is CBT. The course has been jointly devised by NHS clinicians and clinical academics at the University of Dundee Medical School and the University of Stirling's Division of Psychology. You’ll undergo training and clinical supervision within the NHS.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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Full-time
12 months
Online
Cardiff Metropolitan University

This MSc aims to produce high-quality graduates that are in a good position to improve the health of and well-being of people in Wales and beyond by using specific psycho ... [+]

Course Overview

Health psychology focuses on the roles of psychology, biology and social or environmental factors on health and health-related behaviour. Health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles and seek to improve well-being by understanding the impact that health-related thoughts, feelings and behaviour can have on the individual. Health strategy has been shifting from the treatment of disease to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. This is particularly important in the Welsh context given that self-reported 'good health' is lower in Wales compared to other areas of the UK (ONS 2011), with a high level of risky behaviours (Welsh Assembly Government, 2004).

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United Kingdom Cardiff
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Nicosia

The Master Program will prepare scientists who can handle, intervene and improve the level of Mental Health Care by applying innovations in Nursing, designing and develop ... [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of studies: Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Mental Health Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

The Master Program will prepare scientists who can:

To handle, intervene and improve the level of Mental Health Care by applying innovations in Nursing. To design and develop new ways of intervening holistic nursing care in psychiatric patients. Implement quality control and quality systems for Mental Health Care Systems. To distinguish themselves as Mental Health Nurses scientists, to adhere to the principles of Ethics and Ethics during their exercise of their profession. They will be able to work in all Mental Health Services (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary). Career Prospects To distinguish themselves as Mental Health Nurses scientists, to adhere to the principles of Ethics and Ethics during their exercise of their profession. They will be able to work in all Mental Health Services (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) In drug addiction clinics and others. Access to Further Studies ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The MSc in Global Mental Health is a new course taught jointly by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry. ... [+]

This course aims to provide people with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health policies and/or programmes in low-resource settings, and to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health. These skills and knowledge will make it possible for students to make valuable contributions in the domains of research, public health, policy and practice as they relate to the discipline of global mental health.

We anticipate that graduates will enter careers in national mental health policy and planning, epidemiological and mental health services research, and advisory and advocacy roles in governments, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus