Mental Health & Mental Capacity Law

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Mental Health & Mental Capacity Law
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 108331 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date Closing date for applications: Friday 31st July 2020 at 4pm.

Late applications may be considered.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 3 years part-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entrance requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Where this is not met, applicants must demonstrate that their experience and qualifications enable them to study at po...

Course Content

Expand+The MSc in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law provides the required training for social workers to undertake the role of Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 20...

Subjects Taught Course Structure

The MSc in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law is awarded to students who successfully complete taught modules (PG Diploma,120 CATS points) and a 15,000 – 20,000 word dissertation (60 CATS points).

Course Details
Core Modules (40 CATS points each):

Context and Concepts in Mental Health
Law Ethics and Applied Law in Mental Health
Social Work Practice Development in Mental Health

Dissertation (60 CATS points)
Assessment Method Assessment

Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

Assessment methods include written assignments, observations of practice, projects, and a dissertation (for the final 60 credits).
Careers or Further Progression

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Continuing professional registration in social work is predicated on continuing professional development, which this programme and its pathways offer. The DoH has directed that social workers demonstrate their compet...

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