Mental Health Science

Open University in Ireland


Course Name Mental Health Science
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code F78
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters MSc MHS (Open)
Duration 2.75 - 7 years.

You can complete this degree within three years, and up to a maximum seven years of starting the first module.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject (including psychological sciences, health science, mental health nursing or medicine).

If you h...

Course Content

Expand+This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically...

Subjects Taught


To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:

Compulsory modules Credits
Introduction to mental health science (S826) 60

Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia (SD816) * 60

MSc project mod...

Number of Credits 180 credits
Careers or Further Progression Career relevance
This qualification is directly relevant to research and employment in the fields of medical and psychological sciences (neuroscience, psychology, health sciences). It will develop the critical skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment within the health sector, life sciences, medical and related fields, and to inform and strengthen professional practice.

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