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Mental Health degrees abroad

The struggles of individuals with mental illnesses and emotional disorders are increasingly recognized around the world. By studying a mental health program, you’ll learn how to diagnose and care for people facing a wide range of conditions, including depression, eating disorders, addiction, and schizophrenia.

You’ll learn how to create a supportive and therapeutic relationship with patients, identify their needs, and prescribe an appropriate course of treatment or therapy for them. Most of all, you’ll gain the skills required to help people bring about positive change in their lives, see hope for the future, and move towards lifelong recovery.

Studying and working in the mental health sector means that you’ll encounter patients from a diverse pool of countries, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Therefore, studying abroad in new surroundings is a fantastic opportunity to develop the cultural awareness and sensitivity needed to be an effective mental health professional.

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Mental Health program structure

You can study mental health at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

A two-year associate degree will give you a broad introduction to the field and prepare you for entry-level jobs, or progression onto a bachelor’s program. A BSc usually takes between three or four years of full-time study to complete. You might be required to spend a year on placement or abroad as part of your program.

Once you’ve finished your BSc, you can go on to study a master’s over one or two years. After this, you’ll have the opportunity to study a PhD which takes about five years to finish.

Mental health programs are structured around theory and practical application. You’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions, seminars, and workshops. Most courses will also require you to spend time learning in local hospitals and mental health facilities.

You’ll be assessed through a combination of exams, presentations, coursework, practical assessments, and clinical examinations. You’ll complete a dissertation in your final year of study which will account for a significant percentage of your overall grade.

The exact content of mental health programs differs between universities due to the range of electives that you can choose from. However, here are some of the core areas of study that you’ll find on most courses:

  • Foundations of mental health and wellbeing
  • Knowledge and skills for professional practice
  • Contemporary issues in mental health
  • Mental health in children and young people
  • Research and development in care for older people
  • Understanding addiction
  • Psychological interventions
  • Principles of prescribing

Mental Health study abroad programs

Mental health undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mental health

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    Addictions and Mental Health - BSocSc Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,594 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,105 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Applied Arts and Sciences: Community and Mental Health - BAAS Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,344 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Honours Bachelor of Mental Health and Addiction - HBMHA Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,006 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,295 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Neuroscience and Mental Health - BSc Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,808 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Nursing: Mental Health - BSc (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,744 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in mental health

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    Mental Health and Addiction Worker - OCDip Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,154 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,744 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health and Addictions - Dip College of the North Atlantic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,887 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,488 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Mental health graduate programs

Master's in mental health

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    Mental Health - MSc McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,321 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,728 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Mental Health and Addictions (North Campus) - MHP Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,584 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,002 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc/PGCert London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,052 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health and Well-Being in Education - MSc Buckinghamshire New University, UK
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    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    3,612 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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    Mental Skills and Mental Health in Sports and Exercise - MSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,713 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,852 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in mental health

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    Addictions and Mental Health - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,914 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,545 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc/PGCert London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,052 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health and Disability Management - OCGCert Mohawk College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,106 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,698 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health and Substance Use - GradCert Conestoga College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,386 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,441 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future mental health careers

The opportunities are greater than ever for graduates looking to begin a rewarding and successful career in the field of mental health. With your degree, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and empathy necessary to work in roles supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of others, including:

  • Psychiatric nurse
  • Psychiatrist
  • Art therapist
  • Clinical or counseling psychologist
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Clinical social worker
  • Mental health counselor
  • Dramatherapist

For most of these roles, you’ll need to earn a postgraduate qualification before you can practice. If you’re unsure of the steps you’ll need to take to secure your dream job, your university’s career service will be able to offer professional advice and guidance.