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MSc Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health

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  • Objectives
    About the MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health course

    A distinctive feature of the this postgraduate psychology course to equip students with both in-depth knowledge and professional and research skills. These are required to evaluate, assess, and advance the current understanding of what works in helping adults achieve psychological well-being and good mental health. On this programme, students will develop their knowledge of the psychological principles underlying the psychological therapy models explored and also apply this knowledge through hands-on exercises.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as nursing; or another recognised equivalent qualification.

    Applicants with professional / practice qualifications (such as RMN, RN) and equivalent life skills will also be considered but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences (for example working as a Nurse or Counsellor) would enable them to study this course at HE M Level in their Personal Statement.

    English language requirements for international students are the IELTS 6.5 (min writing score 6.0)/TOEFL 560 (min writing score 5)/TOEFL iBT 83 (min writing score 24).
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  • Course description

    MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health course content

    During the course students will study modules covering a range of topics. These will include the following core modules:

    • Core Mental Health Theory
    • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
    • Mental Health Epidemiology
    • Assessment, Case Formulation, and Intervention
    • Research and Professional Skills
    • Advanced Mental Theory
    • Psychological Well-being
    • Psychometrics
    • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
    • Research Project / Theoretical Dissertation.

    Study and support
    The course is delivered largely through interactive workshops and discussions, small-group teaching and individual project supervision but there may also be some lectures. You will also be expected to engage in independent study and will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities within the department and the University’s virtual learning environment.

    A balanced range of assessments will be used to assess students on a modular basis including: 

    • coursework essays
    • case studies
    • extended essays
    • examinations
    • presentations
    • research project.

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