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MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Self Development People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The Covid pandemic has made us all more aware of our mental health and wellbeing – not just nationally, but on a global scale. Mental health plays a major role in the workplace, so if you’re ready to explore this area on a greater level, consider our 100% online MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Whether you’re already working in a health and social care setting – or you’re a HR manager looking to expand your knowledge – the MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing is ideal for a huge range of sectors. You’ll explore the sociological aspects of mental health and wellbeing, while analysing policies and ethics in a global context. You’ll also expand your knowledge of mental health in the workplace to better support others with their problems.

You’ll study a range of exciting topics throughout this course, including:

  • challenges associated with mental health on a global scale
  • the principles and methods of epidemiology, and how to analyse statistical outcomes in research
  • mental health over the life course, considering psychological stressors from infancy to old age

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own research project on a topic of interest relevant to the course.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a?virtual learning environment (VLE)?instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia?lecturecasts?made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and?mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive?eLibrary?of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your Student Support team

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a seven-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Career prospects

As an MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing graduate, combined with your existing knowledge and skills, you will be well prepared to take on roles across a variety of sectors. These include HR Manager, Coach or Mentor, HR Mental Health Lead, Wellbeing Adviser, Commissioning Manager and Policy Adviser. With further training you could also look to be a Specialist Nurse, Health Service Manager or Specialist Mental Health Practitioner.


Research Project, Dissertation (40 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Global Mental Health and Wellbeing (20 Credits)
Global Policy and Ethics in Mental Health (20 Credits)
Epidemiology (20 Credits)
Mental Health Over the Life Course (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more