"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose Herts?
Employment prospects: With growing recognition of mental health issues, our postgraduates have gone on to work in a variety of mental health leadership roles for the organisation including the NHS, Mind and many more.
Inclusive global community: The course attracts a global audience of those with lived and learned experience of mental distress, practitioners and others working within and engaged with health and care sectors. This enables a broad, collaborative approach to M.H.R.S.I.
Teaching excellence: Taught by highly experienced supportive M.H.R.S.I. experts and practitioners, our academics have excellent reputations in the mental health research field.
About the course
Our Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion postgraduate degrees will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. The programme aims to:
provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with service users, carers, and agencies, to develop policies and practice and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress
enable you to develop an understanding of national and international processes for, and developments in, the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress.
Our student body is made up of people with lived and learned experience of mental health and distress. This creates exciting multi-dimensional conversations about issues such as leadership, participation, collaboration and involvement. You'll experience and understand how the lived and the learned experiences can cohabit in interesting spaces in mental health education and practice to encourage organisational innovation and change. Through learning about recovery and social inclusion, you'll be able to adapt approaches and understanding of recovery journeys with a fundamental philosophy about enabling students to bring innovation and change to practice.
Why choose this course?
Unique programme offering: it is the only co-produced postgraduate master’s course in the UK that focuses on mental health recovery and social inclusion, where those with lived experience study alongside service providers of all disciplines in equal numbers. We open up conversations about collaboration and co-production in mental health care.
International best practice: you might think you know about recovery, but we can help you learn more with our international perspective on mental health developments. We have high academic expectations of students which they consistently meet and exceed regardless of entry qualifications.
Teaching excellence: we have an exceptional reputation in the field of the recovery and social inclusion supported by experts in the fields of practice and research. As a university, we’ve been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, meaning our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Inclusive global community: this globally unique and exciting programme was originally co-produced across Europe is now updated and facilitated by people with lived experience of mental distress and trauma, of caring and highly qualified and experienced clinicians and researchers across a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. We are an international learning community with mutual learning and respect at our heart.
Accessible and supportive: we have widening access and participation approach to admissions to encourage those whose educational trajectory has been interrupted by their mental health challenges to be successful and offer understanding and extensive academic support to those with learning needs. We know that the learning journey is not always a smooth one, just like recovery.
Flexible study: studying 100% online means you can study when and wherever you want anywhere around the globe.
At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation, and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.
Sandwich placement or study abroad year: n/a
Applications open to international and EU students: Yes