MSc Mental Health.

Unlocking the mind to create a resilient society

This MSc degree integrates several perspectives of psychological, biomedical, legislative and social cues related to mental health. It is comprised of several taught modules that focus on key up-to-date specialist areas of psychiatry and mental healthcare practice and reviews a range of personality disorders, phobias and neurotic behaviors, together with their associated signs and symptoms; aligning this programme with advanced taught components in the field of psychology. This programme aims to create awareness of contemporary, evidence-based and emerging practices in the field of psychiatry and mental health practice in order to obtain a practical understanding of methodologies that can be applied in the professional workplace; train students to be able to identify and justify therapeutic and drug interventions; diagnose, treat and prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Given the predominant presence of mental health disorders which has been accentuated in the Covid-19 era, capacity building in the area of mental health has become of critical importance.

Career Prospects

  • This programme will appeal to a broad category of professionals inclusive of educators, healthcare assistants, social health workers, budding psychologists, medical doctors or nurses and even corporate-oriented segments such as human resources whereby understanding and identification of mental health irregularities has become an important tool in their professional environment.


This challenging field of study teaches students about neuroscience, neuropsychology and the biological aspects of how the brain functions.


  • (a) As per UTM ‘Admissions Regulations’, and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study at Masters and Postgraduate Diploma level’.
  • (b)A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or any other recognised institution of higher education.
  • Or
  • Exceptionally candidates holding a Diploma from an approved institution with at least 3 years of relevant professional work experience, acquired within the last 5 years, may be admitted


13 Lessons2 years (PT)


Mental Healthcare Practice
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Mental Health Disorders
Mental Health in Different Age Groups (Adolescent & Elderly)
Psychopharmacology & Psychotherapy
Health Research Methods, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Psychological & Alternative Therapies in Mental Health
Society & Mental Health
Mental Healthcare System and Legislation
Drug Safety & Management of Mental Health Disorders
Substance Abuse & Mental Health (alcohol, tobacco, drugs)
Counselling & Rehabilitation