Mental Health Research, M.Sc.

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The MSc Mental Health Research, University of Nottingham is suitable for graduates, trainees and professionals looking to acquire specialist knowledge in mental health and develop research skills, with a view to enhancing career progression.
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On our MSc Mental Health Research you will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of all the main areas of mental health
  • learn how to design, conduct and write up a research project for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • be taught by international experts from across all the main disciplines of mental health
  • learn to critically appraise current research in the field of mental health
  • learn how to work with others from different disciplines, including science, healthcare and education.

The MSc Mental Health Research will provide excellent training and an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to further their career in mental health.

Former postgraduate students in the division have gone on to complete research degrees (PhD), secure Clinical Academic Fellowships and clinical lectureship positions. One former student was recently awarded one of the prestigious and highly competitive Wellcome Trust clinical fellowships to conduct further research following on from his MSc project.


The MSc Mental Health Research will provide excellent training and an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to further their career in mental health.

Graduates from the MSc Mental Health Research have secured Assistant Psychologist and Well-being Practitioner positions in NHS Trusts around the UK and others have successfully secured funded PhD studentships.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Models and Approaches in Mental Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Topics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Systematic Review of Treatment Effects in Schizophrenia
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Topics in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • Ageing and Dementia
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Entry requirements2.1 or above in their Bachelors Degree
  • IELTS6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18090 International
  • GBP 6220 EU/EEA


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