This course is specifically designed for graduate level professionals with a first professional qualification in a relevant mental health or social care related discipline such as nursing, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology or similar professions.
If you are working in a mental health or social care setting without a first professional qualification, you are welcome to apply for admission via our accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
Applicants should have completed a Foundation level training in systemic practice accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. If you have not completed an accredited Foundation Course but wish to claim equivalence for prior study of systemic practice, please upload to your online application a completed APEL/Foundation Equivalent Document in the Intermediate Supplementary Information Document (which will be available in January 2020 when applications are open).
Applicants must be working in a setting suitable to undertake the Systemic Practice requirement of 60 hours of systemic practice during the year. The practice requirement must be supported by the agency and have suitable clinical supervision arrangements and facility to record, with client consent, one session (visual or audio) of clinical practice for assessment purposes.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
Applications to this programme will be open in January 2020.
Application Deadline: Friday 05 June 2020
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
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- UK/EU: £2,888 (total)
- International: £5,775 (total)
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Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
Students are required to ensure that the required 60 hours of clinical practice are supervised in their own agency. This is usually provided by employers but students may wish to supplement this or make their own arrangements for systemic supervision.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) funding by Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber
The Specialist Skills Post Registration Development (SSPRD) General Learning Credit (GLC) provides funding for students on some trainings in eight priority areas including ‘Skills and development for staff working with service users with Mental Health problems (Mental Health including learning disabilities)’ through which students working in NHS in Yorkshire and Humberside can receive training bursaries to cover the fees for the course. Funding may be available for 2019/20, funding cannot be guaranteed for subsequent years in light of ongoing changes within Health Education England and local training priorities.
For more information about the funding, please refer to the Application Guidance Systemic Practice & Family Therapy which will be made available here in January 2021.