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

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.

Key Facts

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

Course Code: DPTNM-MHEA-1F09

Duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

Course Fees

Annual tuition fees are as follows:

Part-time course
Annual tuition fees for new entrants -EU: €4,895, non-EU €9,785

Full-time course
Annual tuition fees for new entrants - EU: €9,015, non-EU €18,025

How to apply

Apply online now

International Students International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health
Course Contacts

Michael Brennan, Programme Co-ordinator, T: +353 1 896 3950

Ms Ciara Flynn, Executive Officer, T:l +353 1 896 3005

Course Flyer

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M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip/P.Grad.Cert in Mental Health Flyer (254KB)

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
  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
  • NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
  • NU7414 Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders (10)
  • NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
  • NU7416 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
  • NU7418 Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences (10)
  • NU7419 Inter-Professional Family Work (10)
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health - Year One
  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
  • NU7410 Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills (10)
  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10)
  • NU7005 Ethics and Law in Healthcare (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
  • NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
  • NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
  • NU7416 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
 
Master in Science in Mental Health - Year One
  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives
  • NU7005 Ethics and Law in Healthcare (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
  • NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
  • NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
  • NU7416 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Year Two

NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Entry Requirements

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

  • 2 Academic references
  • 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.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery are pleased to offer flexibility in pathways for progression from P.Grad. Dip. level to M.Sc. level within its M.Sc. programmes.  The following is a summary of the pathways for such re-entry:

  • On successful completion of all  modules of Year One (60 ECTS credits), students may proceed immediately to year two in the next academic year to complete the M.Sc. programme.
  • On successful completion of all  modules of Year One (60 ECTS credits), students may exit the programme without any award (deferring the award), but may apply to return to complete the M.Sc. programme within four years.

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:

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.

 

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 10 December 2015 nursing.midwifery@tcd.ie (Email).