MSc/PGDip Primary Mental Health Care pathway - APIMH / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Duration
36 months (PT)
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Places are available to applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability. See Portfolio for non-standard application (Word, 171 KB).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You should complete the online application form or request a printed form. You also need to complete an employer support form (Word, 56KB).

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc N Y N N
PGDip N Y N N
PGCert N Y N N

Course overview

  • Develop the knowledge/skills to work with people experiencing common mental health problems.
  • Choose to study for a PGCert, PGDip or MSc qualification.
  • The PGCert meets the national competencies for IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and is a mandatory requirement for newly appointed trainee PWPs.
  • The PGCert IAPT PWP programme is approved by the British Psychological Society.
  • PGCert fees for those working in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies NHS/organisations are funded through a contract with Health Education England.
  • Study at a university ranked 2nd in the UK for nursing, and top 10 for psychology and medicine (QS World University Rankings 2019).

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS
    International students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

PGCert fees for those working in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies NHS/organisations are funded through a contract with Health Education England.

Should you wish to proceed to PGDip or MSc, this will be on a self-funded basis.

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2015;
  • are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
  • hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are applying for full- or part-time study;
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/nursing/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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