Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

60 credits

Start date


Course length

1 year


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Module description

About this module

There will be an emphasis on the continued development of theoretical learning, advanced development of clinical skills and an emphasis on independent scholarship.

Independent study will focus on both the use of research to support the development of a therapeutic style and the development of an evidence based review of contemporary theory or a small scale research project.

The aim is to equip you to reach the level of independent, evidence-based practitioner. There will be a continued emphasis on anti-discriminatory, reflective and ethical practice throughout the module.

Who is this course for 

Health and social care professionals, specifically those working within a mental health field.

Course team

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand academic discourse associated with your chosen area of investigation and make use of the conventions of modern scholarly writing in the formulation and completion of a coherent and realisable dissertation, work based project or small scale research project.
  2. Handle advanced critical methodological and theoretical arguments germane to the issues addressed within the dissertation, work based project or small scale research study.
  3. Understand by the synthesis of personal insight, theory and practice, issues and problems relating to practice whilst meeting specific professional body requirements for accreditation/registration and competencies in an ethical and professional way.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £2,700.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) E: T: +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.