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MSc Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis at The University of Manchester
MSc APIMH - Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (COPE)
Learn how to work more effectively with people with psychosis and bipolar disorder if you are a mental health practitioner.

MSc APIMH - Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (COPE) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
30 months PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Places are available to applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability. See Portfolio for non-standard application (Word, 171 KB).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
25 places
How to apply

You should complete our online application form to apply for this course. You must also complete an employer support form (Word, 56KB), which can also be requested from .  

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Improve your mental health practice to aid those with psychosis and bipolar disorder, which can be among the most distressing and debilitating of all mental health problems.
  • Deliver family intervention to NICE (2014) approved standards after completing Year 1 (PGCert level).
  • Study at a university ranked 1st in the UK for nursing, and in the top 10 for psychology and medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018), with one of the longest track records in the world for providing high-quality training in psychosocial interventions.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Open evening for prospective applicants

We are holding an open evening on  25 January 2018  for anyone thinking about applying for this course. Please see the  event page  for more information and details of how to register.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS
    International students (per annum): Only available to employees of the NHS and related organisations. Fees paid by contract with the NHS

There is likely to be limited NHS funding for new students. The number of NHS funded places is yet to be confirmed. For details, please contact .

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit:  postgraduate fees  . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Some funded places are available on this course for mental health practitioners working in the north-west of England in the NHS or NHS-related services.

This funding is for UK/EU students and will cover the full UK/EU tuition fee. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more and apply, please contact .

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health