Advanced Mental Health Practice (MA)

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 - 5 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, April, September

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Mental Health Practice at Bournemouth University

The principle aim of the course is to prepare practitioners who will be considered for appointment as approved mental health professionals under the Mental Health Act 2007.

After completing the course, you’ll be able to take on the role of best interest assessor (Mental Health Capacity Act 2005). In meeting the requirements of the Higher Specialist Social Work Award in Mental Health, the course also recognises the diversity of mental health social work and provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and enhance their skills in dealing with complex work.

Learning includes a mix of interactive workshops, teaching sessions and facilitated group discussions. Service user and carer input will be central to student learning methods. This is combined with individualised self-directed learning with flexibility in units to tailor learning to meet individual student needs.

Opportunities for experiential learning are provided in a supervised practice placement as required by the professional body. Assessment for the course will include completing a portfolio including a report by a practice assessor, based on observation of how you apply learning and competence in showing the requirements. A range of reflective assignments and an in-class test will also be included.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 5 years
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  • The awardPostgraduate DiplomaHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Each unit is individually priced - please see our full list of unit options and select a unit of interest to find out more information about it.

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. Applicants are normally expected to have at least one year of professional or management experience and a first degree or its equivalent. A professional qualification may be acceptable with evidence of professional experience at degree equivalent level. Applicants for the programme must also meet the professional requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Mental Health (AMHP) Regulations 2008 and hold a professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and be currently registered to that profession as laid out in Schedule 1.

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

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