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Online MSc Mental Health: Admissions Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Online MSc in Mental Health, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or equivalent in a related discipline from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

If you do not meet the standard academic entry criteria, we take into account applications with practical experience of working with young people or in a mental health setting.

Related disciplines include*:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Education

Application checklist:

Certificate/transcriptsBachelors Certificate or transcript (or equivalent): In order to assess your academic eligibility, you must upload a copy of your Bachelors or alternative qualification certificate or transcript stating the final overall grade of the qualification.
Completed applicationYou first need to complete an application form online, adding your CV, statement of purpose and any other supporting documents.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or résuméSupply an up-to-date CV demonstrating your academic and work experience, plus any other skills that may support your application. This will help us to ensure you have the right experience for the programme.
ReferenceOne reference dependant on entry mode: Your reference can be either uploaded to your application by your referee or emailed directly to your student recruitment coordinator.

Depending on your eligibility, this may not be required. Please speak to us for more details.
Statement of purposeThis is your opportunity to draw attention to your skills, experience and goal and to explain why you wish to apply for this programme.
Work experiencePractical experience of working with young people or in mental health settings will also be considered.
Evidence of languageIf English is not your first language, you will need to also supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept up-to-date academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any band.

*If you have a question about your application for the Online Master of Science in Mental Health, including whether or not your current degree qualifies you for the programme, contact us using the details below, and we will be happy to help. We’re ready to answer any questions and are available to provide guidance, advice and honest feedback.

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Transfer credits

Transfer credits are not accepted for this programme.

Key deadlines

  • We have multiple intakes per year.
  • Applications close approximately one month before your intended start date