University of Sussex - Graduate Studies

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Education Mental Health Practice PGDip

University of Sussex - Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Education/Teaching of Intellectually-Impaired Individuals
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $31,580

The cost is an estimate for 2020, converted from British Pounds.


Combining academic study with a clinical placement, you’ll gain direct experience of delivering cognitive-behavioural interventions to young people. You’ll also learn to support wider mental health interventions in school/college settings, as part of mental health support teams.

The course forms part of a shared Department of Health and Department for Education policy to increase access to psychological therapies and mental health support in school settings. This may result in some ‘recruit-to-train’ posts – advertised on NHS Jobs – where students are employed by a local mental health support team, receiving a salary and having a fully funded place on the course as part of their employment.

The PGDip is run in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing a range of mental health services across the South of England.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care with children and young people. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Application Notes : Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 23, 2020