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M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. P.Grad. Cert. in Mental Health


Key Facts

Course Code:DPTNM-MHEA-1F09

Duration:1 year FT or 2 years PT

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

International Students: M.Sc.in Mental Health

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.

PT Fees: EU Non-EU
Tuition Fees €5,190 €10,380
Additional Fees €263 €263
FT Fees: EU Non-EU
Tuition Fees €9,565 €19,120
Additional Fees €263 €263

Overview

This course is run in partnership with the The National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work; An Garda Síochána; legal; psychology; probation and prison services.

Structure & Delivery

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).

Year Two

Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Course Content

Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice
Year One

and a choice of two from the list below:

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health - Year One

and a choice of two from the list below:

Master in Science in Mental Health - Year One

and a choice of two from the list below:

Year Two

NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must

  • currently engaged in the mental health / mental illness field
  • normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme
  • nurses and midwives must be currently registered on the appropriate division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Documentation required to complete application

  • 1 academic and 1 professional reference from the employer or work practice area. Each reference should confirm the potential and suitability of the applicant to undertake the course
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses

Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.

Students who wish to undertake the P.Grad.Certificate consisting of three specialist modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits, should apply directly for the Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist: Mental Health PCNMMHEA-1SP . Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) and Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Otherwise, students who wish to apply for the M.Sc. or P.Grad.Dip rogramme apply directly for the M.Sc. in Mental Health. Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within five years of first entering the Certificate or Diploma.

Language

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

Examination

Minimum Level Required

IELTS Grade 6.5
TOEFL 230 computer-based 570 paper-based 88 internet-based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Pearson Test of English PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.