This course is specifically designed for graduate level professionals with a first professional qualification in a relevant mental health or social care area 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 professional accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). Further details can be found in the APEL document.
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
Please complete and upload the course Supplementary Information Pack as part of your application. Please also read our Guidance for Applicants for information on all aspects of the course and application process.
Applications for this programme are now open.
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If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
We select candidates on the basis of their professional experience and academic background.
School of Medicine Taught Postgraduate Policy 2020
- UK: £3,000 (total)
- International: £5,917 (total)
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For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Fees for part-time courses 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
Although there is no obligation to do so, students may wish to undertake systemic supervision of their clinical practice at this stage in their own work agency. In most situations the costs of supervision would be met by your employer, e.g. in NHS settings.
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 2020/2021, funding cannot be guaranteed for subsequent years in light of ongoing changes within Health Education England and local training priorities.