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Year of Entry 2021/22
MSc

Perinatal Mental Health

Distance learning Nursing and midwifery

Explore perinatal mental health in detail — approaching risk management, care and global issues as part of an interdisciplinary, international cohort.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £8,490 for the course
International/EU: £8,490 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Study at your own pace and around your career via distance learning.
  • Apply your knowledge and improve your practice.
  • Connect and collaborate with co-learners and expert tutors.
  • Develop academically and professionally on a specialist course.
  • Enhance your digital and writing skills through an innovative online programme.

On this course, you’ll develop as a healthcare professional specialising in perinatal mental health. You’ll use applied, case-based scenarios to enhance your thinking, and develop your practice knowledge. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter a rewarding field — providing effective, specialist care for families and individuals.

How you learn

Online distance learning at Sheffield Hallam provides you with a rich, connected learning experience. 

You’ll receive support during induction, so you’re ready to access our learning environment and meet your fellow students from day one.

Interactive, self-directed and peer supported learning is broken down into manageable chunks to help you to maximise access. This also creates a flexible learning experience.

You learn through

  • access to online learning material and other support resources
  • collaboration with other learners on your course
  • feedback
  • assessed work

Course leaders and tutors

Cath Burke
Cath Burke
Senior Lecturer In Midwifery

Cath Burke is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Applied learning

Live projects

This course will allow you to connect with other distance learners to undertake real case studies.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the programme, you’ll liaise online with tutors and other learners who share the same passions as you. There are regular opportunities to meet online using a range of accessible technologies.


Future careers

This course prepares you for careers in

  • targeted perinatal mental health (PMH) teams
  • specialist roles in health and social care
  • PMH lead roles within your current registration

Where will I study?

You study this course online from any location

Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • online tools such as webinars, discussion forums, social media film and text-based resources

Entry requirements

All students

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. A first degree in a relevant subject for example BSc (Hons) Midwifery.

Other formally certified qualifications

Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application.

Level of English language capability

Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5.

Relevant work or work-related experience

Experience of working in a related setting is required.

Please note there may be additional pre-requisites for some modules please see individual module descriptors.

Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study in an online distance learning environment, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills.

The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others; practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study.

Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways:

Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Mental Health Recovery And Maternal Care Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Perinatal Mental Health And The Family Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Practical
Module: Early Intervention In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enhancing Practice In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Interprofessional Education For Quality Enhancement (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Practical
Module: Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning And Teaching For Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Loss, Grief And Bereavement Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£710 for 15 credits or £1,415 for 30 credits).

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£710 for 15 credits or £1,415 for 30 credits).

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This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2021

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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