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Master in Science in Mental Health

An Interdisciplinary programme

Key Facts

An
Interdisciplinary
course

The Faculty of Health Sciences in partnership with the National Forensic service offers this taught Masters in Science in Mental Health programme. Students on this programme will come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, Garda Siochana, legal, psychology, probation and prison services.

The aim of this programme is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to fulfil their highest potential in both their personal and professional lives. The design of the course is such that it enhances the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge that aims to promote excellence in the participants area of practice.

Duration and course structure


Part-time – Year One
A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content, including lectures, group discussion, WebCT and self-directed learning. Year One of the part-time taught postgraduate course starts with a full week in September and continues with classes on the following Thursdays until December. There is a break then before it recommences in January  and continues on Thursdays until approximately the end of March or early April.

Note, students on taught postgraduate courses which include clinical-based learning and assessment and specialist content will be required to attend additional teaching sessions at associated service provider sites.

Part-time – Year Two
A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content, including lectures, group discussion, WebCT and self-directed learning. Attendance in Year 2 of M.Sc. courses involves mandatory attendance at a selection of workshops run (on eleven Wednesdays between late September and early March) from September to March. These workshops are designed to support students as they progress through the various stages of their final year dissertation. Students will be free to attend any of a full range of workshops on offer. At the end of Year 2, part-time students will produce a dissertation on a chosen subject related to their field of study. Note, students on taught postgraduate courses which include clinical-based learning and assessment and specialist content will be required to attend additional teaching sessions at associated service provider sites.

Note, the Psychosocial strand of the M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. /P.Grad.Cert.* in Mental Health is not available to international students. Instead, international students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

Quota

The quota for the programme in 2015/2016 is expected to be a maximum of 21 students.

Location Trinity College Dublin and 24 D'Olier Street

Start date

September 2015.

Entry
Requirement

  • be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and
  • 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.

Note, this course is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this course must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

Documentation required to complete application
  • 2 Academic references
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses

International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

See additional note in the section below "How to apply".

Each applicant for a full-time taught masters course is required to submit a brief research plan as part of the application process. There are guidelines available for download to assist you.

This may assist prospective candidates in aligning their proposed research with the School’s research themes or provide ideas for potential research topics. Candidates are also welcome to submit proposals based on their own research interest. See the School's Research Matrix of current research area.

Should you have any queries about your research plan please contact the Course Co-ordinator directly; see below for contact details.

How to apply

An important note for those applying for the M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert in Mental Health: In the "Additional Information" section of the online application form your are asked to enter any additional information in support of your application.

In addition to any additional informatino provided, please indicate:
1. If your current intention is to exit with a P.Grad.Cert. or with a P.Grad.Dip. and
2. Referingr to the modules page at http://www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/taught-masters/msc-mentalhealth-modules.php consider the options available and include your preferred choice of electives in your additional information supplied.

Apply online now on the Online Application System

International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

Closing date and late applications

Applications for this course are currently being received online. Courses are usually advertised in February or March of the year of entry and the normal closing date is in May each year.

Always check these pages for current information on the application process and new information on late applications

 

Flexibility in Progression in M.Sc. /P.Grad.Dip./ P.Grad.Cert. programmes

 

Further pathways options available for alumni who already hold a PGrad Dip, in respect of a programme which they successfully completed in the School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD within the past four years

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:
IELTS: Grade 6.5
TOEFL: 230-computer based, 570 paper based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C
Further information is available from Graduate Studies Office TCD

International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

Course Content

List of modules and structure

Course Fees

2015 Tuition fees have yet to be announced. 2014 annual tuition fees for the Mental Health - Psychosocial Interventions strand were as follows:
P.Grad. Cert.: EU: €3,300, non EU€6,600.
P.Grad. Dip: EU: €6,500, non EU €13,000
M. Sc. in Mental Health 2014 Year One annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €4,750, non-EU: €9,500
M. Sc. in Mental Health 2014 Year Two annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €4,750, non-EU €9,500
International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

 

 

Course Contacts

Michael Brennan, Programme Co-ordinator, tel 01 896 3950

Ms Ciara Flynn, Executive Officer, tel +353 1 896 3005

Email: PGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie

Information Flyer

Downloadable Flyer Mental Health Programme

See also

Downloadable Flyer Mental Health - Psychosocial Interventions


Note: The details outlined in this page are subject to change. The School of Nursing and Midwifery reserve the right to amend the contents of pages to reflect any curriculum and course management changes. The University of Dublin, Trinity College is not bound by errors in or omissions from this course information document.

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Last updated 7 January 2015 nursing.midwifery@tcd.ie (Email).