This module can be taken on a stand-alone basis, or as part of a qualification. S826 is the compulsory Stage 1 module in the MSc (F78) and PGDip (E91) in Mental Health Science, and is also available as a core option in our MSc in Science (F12) and MA/MSc Open (F81) programmes.
Entry to F78 and E91 will typically require an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject (including psychological sciences, health science, mental health nursing or medicine). Entry to F12 will typically require an honours degree in science. Entry to F81 will typically require a bachelors degree or equivalent qualification relevant to your intended specialist area of study.
If your first degree is not in a science subject, we would normally expect you to have completed at least 60 credits of science at FHEQ level 5, and 60 credits at FHEQ level 6, before you register for F12. If your first degree is not in a science subject, you are also likely to need further relevant prior study before registering for S826 either as a stand-alone module or linked to F81.
If you have other study or experience that you believe equips you to take this module you can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience. Your case will be referred to our MSc Admissions Panel. Depending on your previous qualifications or experience, some background study may be necessary prior to registering on this module or its linked qualifications. For further advice, please contact the MSc Admissions Panel.
All teaching is in English and your proficiency in the English language should be adequate for study at postgraduate level. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7. You can assess your English language skills in relation to your proposed studies by visiting the IELTS website.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser, or email the MSc Admissions Panel.
If you have previously completed SDK228, SD329 and S350 as part of an undergraduate degree, you would be suitably prepared to study this postgraduate module.
In addition to the set books, we would also recommend the following titles to support your learning on S826. These titles are not obligatory, but would support your studies on this module and the Mental Health Science programme. You may wish to consult them as part of your further reading.
- Bowers, D., House, A., Owens, D. and Bewick, B. (2013) Understanding clinical papers (3rd edn*) Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118232828. *4th edn expected 11 March 2021.
- Greenhalgh, T. (2019) How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine (6th edn) Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books. ISBN: 978-1119484745.
- Harris, M. and Taylor, G. (2020) Medical statistics made easy (4th edn) Scion. ISBN: 978-1911510635.
- Petrie, A., and Sabin, C. (2019) Medical statistics at a glance (4th edn) Wiley Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1119167815.