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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Mental Health (MMH)

Develop the practical experience, knowledge, skills and attitude you'll need to thrive as a contemporary mental health professional.

UQ’s mental health programs provide systematic training designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health practice. You'll receive advanced training in a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin them.

Teaching will be provided by highly experienced practitioners and researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and professional practice. You'll have the opportunity to undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments.

This program is designed to meet advanced training standards for specialist mental health practice. Throughout the program, you'll spend 800 hours in an appropriate practice environment, which can include your current workplace. You'll also complete courses that will build and extend your knowledge and skills in mental health practice.

Program highlights

  • Choose to specialise in art therapy or psychotherapy or, if you’d prefer a generalist qualification, study a mix of courses in the standard field.
  • Study with highly experienced practitioners and researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and professional practice.
  • Enjoy a flexible study environment that respects your concurrent professional commitments.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Art Therapy
  • Psychotherapy

Campus Information

Herston

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Art therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Mental health services manager
  • Community mental health practitioner
  • Mental health clinician
  • Psychosocial community support worker
  • Patient assessor
  • Health and well-being consultant

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
An approved degree in a health, social work or related discipline and have completed 1 year full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting or:

  • an approved degree in a different discipline and have completed 2 years full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting, or
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Mental Health from this university and have completed 5 years full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting.

There are additional enrol requirements for the Psychotherapy and Art Therapy stream. Please refer to the Program Rules for more information.