Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience OR GDipMH with a GPA of 5.0 in same field of study.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 15520

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

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Enquiries for Australian students

Email: postgrad@uq.edu.au

Phone: Dr Matthew Bambling (07) 3346 4780 Administrator, Katrina Hegarty (07) 3163 3737

www.som.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience OR GDipMH with a GPA of 5.0 in same field of study.

CRICOS Code: 031212J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

www.som.uq.edu.au

Why study the Master of Mental Health?

The Master of Mental Health provides systematic training designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health practice. Candidates receive advanced training in a variety of evidence based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin them. Teaching is provided by highly experienced practitioners and/or researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and/or professional practice. Students have the opportunity to undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments.

The mode of study of courses and location of offering varies depending on the field of study chosen. Please check the entry for the particular field of study that you wish to study for more information.
This is particularly important for international students as some courses are only offered externally and residential schools are required for some of these courses.

What you can study

Domestic students undertake the program on a part-time basis over 2 years at a rate of 6 units (3 courses) per semester. International students undertake the program on a full-time basis over 1.5 years at a rate of 8 units (4 courses) per semester. Each course has a value of 2 units.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Placement courses

The University provides group supervision in relation to practicum courses. Students are also required to have an 'on-site' supervisor and any costs associated with this supervision are the responsibility of the student.'

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience OR GDipMH with a GPA of 5.0 in same field of study.

Additional application information

Psychotherapy or Family Therapy - also requires 1 year work experience in the field of mental health, and the capacity to meet practicum requirements.
Mental Health Nursing - requires applicants be registered to practice as a nurse in Australia, and be engaged in an field of nursing practice requiring mental health skills.
Art Therapy is the only area that has a second semester intake and requires a degree or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and meet the Art Practice entrance standard and the Clinical Experience entrance standard and undertake an interview. Depending on the field of study chosen and the nature of the placement, students may be required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing their placement. For information on the Blue Card, contact the School of Medicine.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Mental Health .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience OR GDipMH with a GPA of 5.0 in same field of study.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 031212J

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 15520

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Mental Health

Careers

This program is designed to enhance the skills of the mental health professional workforce. It is anticipated that successful graduates would have enhanced employability and opportunities for advancement.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Mental Health

To complete the Master of Mental Health, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MMH List

  • all of Part A; and
  • the balance from Part B

Refer to MMH rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Program Rules for the Master of Mental Health

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: