Master of Mental Health Science

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  • Develop specialised knowledge in the research methodologies in a specific field of mental health
  • Develop expert cognitive skills in the critical analysis of the evidence base and research methods pertaining to a specific field in mental health
  • Demonstrate specialised skills in the planning and implementation of a research methodology in a field of mental health
  • Demonstrate expert cognitive skills in the interpretation of findings in a research project in mental health

Course Description

This course is a nested program, in which students may choose to study a Graduate Certificate (GC-MHSC), Graduate Diploma (GD-MHSC), or Master of Mental Health Science (MC-MHSC).

While subjects require some on-campus contact hours, this is supported by online learning including lecture recordings and online quizzes and assessments. The program is part time and provides flexibility to undertake professional development around existing work commitments.

The Mental Health Science curriculum is customisable, allowing students to tailor their learning from a range of streams and levels of study. This adaptive structure ensures all subjects are directly relevant to a student's professional interests.

These Mental Health Science programs are recognised professional development for a wide variety of mental health vocations and provide a solid grounding in selected areas of mental health practice. A Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master degree in Mental Health Science will be viewed positively by employers and may lead to advancement within a mental health related career. The final year at Masters level provides students with research experience, especially valuable for those who wish to pursue a PhD course after the MC-MHSC.

Students can select from a Graduate Certificate (1 year part-time), a Graduate Diploma (2 years part-time) or a Master in Mental Health Science (3 years part-time). Students enrolled in the Masters program can choose to exit at these points with the alternative qualifications.

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