Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-MHEA-1F09

Duration: 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30 June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

International Students: Non-EU students are welcome to apply for the one year, full-time M.Sc.in Mental Health

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.

Overview

The aim of the Psychosocial Interventions strand of this programme is to strengthen and develop participants’ knowledge and skills by providing them with in-depth and advanced knowledge, psychological and social skills and interventions for people who experience psychosis or related experiences. The design of the strand is such that it enhances the collaboration between disciplines. Each element of the strand provides the student with an option of including a clinical dimension for advanced practice requirements.

Additional Course Information

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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Psychosocial Interventions

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
  • NU7418 Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences (10)
  • NU7419 Inter-Professional Family Work (10)

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions
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
  • NU7418 Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences (10)
  • NU7419 Inter-Professional Family Work (10)
  • NU7405 Clinical Practicum (10)

Master in Science in Mental Health– Psychosocial Interventions
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
  • NU7418 Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences (10)
  • NU7419 Inter-Professional Family Work (10)
  • NU7405 Clinical Practicum (10)

Year Two

  • NU8007 Dissertation (30)

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
  • Those applying to do the PSI or CAFMH Diploma or MSc must be registered in clinical practice and have access to a clinical caseload

  • 1 academic and 1 professional reference from the employer or work practice area. Each reference should confirm the potential and suitability of the applicant to undertake the course
  • Copies of academic transcripts (record of modules undertaken and results obtained) from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment/Degree Certificate) from completed educational courses
  • A letter of support from your employer
  • Part-time students who will be working during the course must submit a declaration, signed by their line manager indicating that they will be facilitated in attending lectures

Upon successful completion of three specialist modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) and Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within fiver years of first entering the programme

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:

IELTS (Academic version) and IELTS Indicator : Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6 in each category

TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based

  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: 
    Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
    Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
  • An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-Masters pathway programme. The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam.

The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Please click here for Pre-Masters pathway programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2021/22 applications in light of test centre closures.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.