Mental Health Psychology

University of Liverpool

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Enhance your psychology career with this online Mental Health Psychology MSc

Throughout your studies, you will explore the fundamentals of general psychology and key areas of mental health. This programme will enable you to confidently evaluate patterns in behaviour and psychological functioning to help recognise the best psychological approaches in relation to these issues. 

The curriculum has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand the theories and practises of therapeutic interventions, such as counselling and the effects they have on individuals. You will gain a deeper understanding of the mental health psychology methodologies by engaging in various data collection methods to ultimately prepare you to enter a professional setting.


Mental health psychology focuses on the psychological factors affecting the mind and overall wellness of individuals. This discipline of psychology plays a vital role in mental health care.

This programme provides you with knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of therapeutic interventions such as counselling and the role and effect therapy has on individuals, whilst examining the practical, theoretical and ethical issues of various methodologies in mental health psychology.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


January 10 2023

May 23 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc) and 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PGDip).


  • Mind, Brain, and Behaviour (15 credits)               
  • Data Analysis for Psychology (15 credits)             
  • Social Psychology (15 credits)                  
  • Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence (15 credits) 
  • Approaches to Mental Health Psychology (15 credits)     
  • Psychotherapeutic Interventions (15 credits)      
  • Psychological Appraisal and Treatment (15 credits)         
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (15 credits)         
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree;


  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject including psychology equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree AND have gained at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Non-psychology applicants will normally require a GCSE Grade 4 (grade C) or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (overall) and 7.0 (reading and writing).

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be equipped to pursue careers in mental health and wellbeing as well as in other public and private sectors due to a fundamental understanding of human behaviour and therapeutic treatments. After completion of this MSc there is also the possibility to train to become a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or Counsellor with further study.

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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